Tulsa: Who Killed Brittany Phillips?

This is a cold case from Tulsa, Oklahoma: in 2004 18-year-old Brittany Phillips was raped and murdered in her Tulsa apartment. She was buried on October 4 - the day that would have been her 19th birthday. Her mother, Maggie Zingman, has been Brittany’s tireless advocate, navigating 18 years of grief and sorry while pursuing justice. And now, there are new leads in the case, new concerns about the medical examination of Brittany’s body, and the Tulsa Police Department is dragging its feet. Why? Working with Maggie and a team of experts from across the country in law enforcement, cold case review, pathologists, etc., I will give you the details of this case from the timeline to the DNA (what it does and doesn’t tell us) and how solvable this case truly is.

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Tuesday Jun 20, 2023

Brittany's case isn't considered "cold" by the Tulsa Police Department. Meaning: public information - because this is an open investigation - is hard to come by. Rightfully so - nothing should jeopardize a court case when an arrest is finally made.
Some things are knowable with the information we do have. In this episode I run through the known facts of Brittany's case at this time.  When new information is discovered the facts could shift. 
If you have actionable information about the murder of Brittany Phillips, please email tips to TPDColdCaseHomicide@cityoftulsa.org, or phone the Tulsa Cold Case Homicide Unit at 918-596-9133.
If you have general ideas or theories please share them here. If you have confidential inquiries you can email me: andy@andykopsa.com — I respect requests for anonymity. I never use anything a person tells me without clear permission. I don’t publish rumors — DO NOT post people’s names or photos please!

Tuesday Jun 20, 2023

Thursday Apr 27, 2023

Tuesday Dec 22, 2020

Happy Christmas, or yule, or Saturnalia or whatever you celebrate this time of year --- when the veil is thinnest between here and the great hereafter.
I give a brief history of everything from dragging shrubbery into our homes for the holidays, cats and dogs living together in harmony, druids, Romans, and of course the Victorians.
So enjoy this quick listen - stay safe, wear a mask and FFS wear a mask.

Thursday Dec 17, 2020

Megan Gannon is a science journalist focusing on archeological digs and discoveries. She was born and raised in NY but now lives full time in Berlin. 
We talk a bit today about her recent article in Popular Science Magazine (recently featured by Apple News as a Weekend Must Read) and what it means when a plastics giant threatens both the lives and history of one Black community in Louisiana.
There will be unintentional puns and really bad archeology jokes - and I don't apologize at all. 
Please make sure to read--because it is so good: 

Thursday Dec 03, 2020

Did you ever worry about being abducted by a creepy green water sprite while doing your laundry in a pond? I didn't either until I headed back to the old country of Czech Republic and learned a lot about water safety.

Friday Nov 20, 2020

COVID19 getting you down? Feel helpless if you live in a state that doesn't really seem to care about science? 
This episode could help -- could help -- I am not a doctor or lawyer I am just a grumpy lady who has had it up to here with this nonsense. There is recourse - your state medical licensing board.

Friday Nov 13, 2020

NOTE!! There is some graphic detail in this episode. 
Did you know that too often elected county sheriffs have no oversight? This week I want to warn you all: there is some disturbing stuff in this episode including the work of forensic pathologists that is briefly graphic. Also, there is a brief overview of a Supreme Court case involving the murder of three young girls.
Reference Links: https://www.kqed.org/news/11638866/pathologists-say-san-joaquin-sheriffs-meddling-could-have-compromised-murder-cases
Connecticut votes to abolish sheriff system:
ALEC: https://www.alec.org

Thursday Oct 29, 2020

My good friend Patti tells me all about her dad, her love of halloween (and it is THE most wonderful time of year), the Troubles and maybe some dandy highwaymen. 

Thursday Oct 22, 2020

Shirley Jackson is one of my favorite authors - dead authors that is. She is famous for her works The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived at the Castle and scads more. 
But when living in Southern Vermont with her husband and four kids, a girl goes missing, and Shirley starts writing (not that she ever stopped). Over several years people would simply disappear in the wilderness sometimes referred to as The Bennington Triangle.  Did any of these disappearances influence the subtle, terrifying writings of Jackson? 
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