Real Names: Wendy Lorraine Camp, Cynthia M. Britto, Lisa Renee Kregear
Nicknames: Bunny (Cynthia)
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Date: May 29, 1992
Occupation: Housewife (Wendy)
Date of Birth: (Camp) March 1, 1969, (Britto) January 17, 1986, (Kregear) October 18, 1968
Height: (Camp) 5'6", (Britto) 3'0", (Kregear) 5'4"
Weight: (Camp) 180 lbs., (Britto) 60 lbs., (Kregear) 130 lbs.
Marital Status: (Camp) Married, (Britto) Single, (Kregear) Single
Characteristics: (Britto) Brown eyes and hair, (Kregear) Blue eyes and blonde hair, (Camp) Brown eyes and brown hair
Details: Wendy Camp was a divorced mother with a young daughter named Cynthia from the marriage to her first husband, Christopher Britto of Sri Lanka or Kuwait, when she met Chad Noe in spring 1987. They worked together at an ice cream parlor in Edmond, Oklahoma, and soon began dating. After she became pregnant with her son, Jonathan, they were married. Shortly after Jonathan's birth, she went into a coma and remained undiagnosed for weeks. It was later determined to be multiple sclerosis.
One week after Wendy went into a coma, Chad, unable or unwilling to deal with her physical difficulties, chanced to meet her mother in the hospital hallway and informed her that he had divorced Wendy and was seeking full custody of Jonathan. During this time, Wendy's sister, Kimberly Aisha Hshmi, was caring for Cynthia. However, she was unable to care for Jonathan, as she was a newlywed, pregnant, and moving to New York for her husband's work.
Wendy's parents approached Chad's mother, Beverly Noe, and asked her to temporarily provide care for Jonathan, which she had agreed to do, months before finding out Chad had divorced Wendy. She then secretly sought and won full custody of Jonathan due to Chad having had multiple children out of wedlock, many with underaged girls. He was heavily into drugs, and Wendy's family felt he had given some to her while she was pregnant with Jonathan, which had then brought on the coma.
At the time, Wendy, as well as her entire family, were unaware of what had taken place. She remained in a coma a little over sixteen months. She slowly improved and met Leon Camp, and they were married in 1990. During this time, she requested and received weekend visitation with Jonathan and for a month things went smoothly. Soon, though, Beverly began refusing to let her see him, claiming Leon was molesting him during the visits.
Wendy would go to see Jonathan. Upon arrival for one visit she was shocked to see that the house was vacant, yet no new address had ever been given to the court, nor had she been told Beverly had moved. Another visit was to take place the next week by court order and when she arrived, she was told that Beverly must have forgotten it was her weekend since she had taken Jonathan out of state to Six Flags Over Texas. This behavior soon escalated to claims that he was being abused or molested even though Beverly herself was present for each and every visit.
Wendy was beyond frustrated and pointed out numerous times that no one, neither her or any relative, had ever signed over parental rights to Beverly or Chad, yet the court seemed to turn a blind eye to this fact. These molestation claims had no foundation, and Wendy, Cynthia, and Leon were exonerated by Ginger Leto, the therapist the court had appointed to make a determination regarding these claims. All medical tests proved claims against anyone sexually abusing Jonathan to be false.
Visitation was allowed to continue while Chad and Beverly were cited for contempt. They continued to refuse to comply with the visitation order, and Beverly took Jonathan and went into hiding, prompting Wendy's father, Edwin Knox Taylor, to become a gun-licensed private detective.
Wendy's family had hired a private detective but soon money ran out, and to this day they still owe money to the detective, as well as to the lawyer who was fighting Wendy's court case, a total around $10,000. It is not clear if Beverly was found or turned herself in, yet she did surface, and the court ordered her to let Wendy see Jonathan and did not demand her to return him to Wendy, a fact that to this day mystifies her entire family.
On May 29, 1992, Beverly asked Chad to call Wendy and invite them to come for a visit. He called and spoke to her. Due to her medical condition, she was unable to drive. Chad replied that Beverly would pick her up and take her home. Later that day, she and Leon were ready to go, yet Beverly refused to let Leon come along, saying he would fight with Chad. He felt this was strange but agreed Wendy could go provided his sister, Lisa, went with her. Cynthia wanted to go as well to see Jonathan.
Beverly seemed extremely agitated and had reluctantly allowed Lisa and Cynthia to go, and now Wendy and Lisa's family wishes that the trip had never happened. No one had suspected that harm would come to them, but it turned out to be a visit from which none would return.
The 115 mile drive from the Camps' house in Oklahoma City to Chad's in Shamrock took just over two hours. When they arrived in Shamrock at 1:45pm, Wendy called Leon. She told him that they were at a restaurant, waiting for Chad to arrive. When he did, they went to his house. Wendy, Cynthia, and Lisa spent several hours with Jonathan.
At 4:15pm, Wendy, Cynthia, and Lisa left in Beverly's car. Her mother, Ida, accompanied them. Before leaving Shamrock, Wendy called Leon again; this was the last time he heard from her. Phone company records verified that she called him at 4:42pm. However, everything that happened after this call could not be confirmed.
According to Beverly and Ida, Wendy argued with them during the trip. Ida claimed that she did not want to do so anymore, so she asked Beverly to drop her off at her house. After that, according to Beverly, the bickering continued during the next half hour. Tired of Wendy, Beverly allegedly pulled into a Wal-Mart parking lot in Chandler, 45 miles from Oklahoma City, and ordered her, Cynthia, and Lisa out of the car. They were never seen or heard from again.
By that evening, Leon became worried that they had not returned, so he called the police. Investigators searched a five-county area but came up with no evidence. Naturally, Beverly, Ida, and Chad fell under suspicion. Investigators looked into Beverly's alleged time frame. She claimed that they had left Shamrock at 4:30pm. She also claimed that she met Chad at a restaurant in Cushing at 7pm. Investigators determined that it would be physically impossible for her to get to the restaurant at that time. The trip would have taken more than three hours. Also, she drove on a two-lane highway that was a slower and longer route.
Wendy's family is certain that something happened to them. They believe that she would have called Leon or one of her relatives from a pay phone at the shopping center. Her mother is convinced that they were murdered that night and that Beverly, Chad, and Ida were all involved.
Suspects: Chad remains a person of interest. Two locals reported that he boasted of his responsibility for the deaths of both women, after which he disposed of them in a way in which they would never be found. However, without additional and more concrete evidence, the police are unable to proceed with a case against him. Ida and Beverly were once booked for arson to collect insurance money. They are also considered suspects in the disappearances.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on October 20, 1993.
Results: Solved. Ida died in September 2011 at age 82 of cancer. She was never officially charged in the case.
On April 16, 2013, the remains of Wendy, Cynthia, and Lisa were found buried eight feet down in an unmarked grave in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. A Ruger revolver (which appeared to be a .357) and a knife were also located amid them. DNA collected from Kimberly confirmed the identities of Wendy and Cynthia. A coroner declared they were victims of homicide. Wendy died from gunshot and sharp force injuries, Cynthia died from "homicidal violence of unspecified means", and Lisa died from gunshot wounds to the torso.
Grover Prewitt, Ida's son and Beverly's brother, was arrested on half a million dollar bail that was reduced to $50,000. He allegedly led police to the remains, which were buried under a septic tank on property owned by the Prewitts. Investigators believe more arrests are expected in this case. Grover pleaded not guilty and his lawyer believes he is innocent. A judge later dismissed his case.
Beverly was arrested on March 28, 2014 and was charged with three counts of first degree murder in association with this case. On January 20, 2015, she pleaded no contest to helping in carrying out the murders. She was sentenced to fifteen years in prison and fifteen years probation. Grover made statements that Ida and Beverly had murdered Wendy, Cynthia, and Lisa. He died on January 25, 2017.
- Missing In Laws on Unsolved.com
- Remembering Wendy Camp and Cynthia Britto Facebook Page
- Oklahoma Cold Case Heats Up
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- 2014 NewsOK Article on the Case
- 2015 Tulsa World Article on the Case
- Wendy Camp at Find a Grave
- Cynthia Britto at Find a Grave
- Lisa Kregear at Find a Grave