Hope Danielle Meek

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Above Images: Hope, circa 2002

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 21, 2002 from Valliant, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 26, 1977
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1 - 5'2, 90 - 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Sandy blonde to brown hair, blue eyes. Hope wears eyeglasses or contact lenses, but she left them behind. She has an indentation-type scar on her right thigh from boil removal, and her navel and ears are pierced. Some agencies spell her middle name "Danelle." Hope may use the last names Boggs, Boggs-Meek and/or Kid, or the first name Deanie.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, sneakers, and possibly a wedding band.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hope resided on Section Line Road in Valliant, Oklahoma with her husband of four years, Jerry, and their three children, the oldest of whom was six. Jerry told authorities that he saw Hope inside their home at 3:00 p.m. on February 21, 2002, before he took their children on a camping trip. He said they were in the process of separating and he gave her $500 before he left. At around midnight, Jerry returned home because he had decided it was too cold to go camping. Hope wasn't there when he got back, and the $500 was missing also, but she left her 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck, car keys, eyeglasses and cellular phone. Jerry didn't report her disappearance for five days.

    Authorities stated that it is uncharacteristic of Hope to leave without warning or to be out of touch with her family. She was about to complete a bachelor's degree in criminal law at the time of her disappearance, and hoped to become a dispatcher. She had a job with the McCurtain County Sheriff's Department; her duties included escorting prisoners from their cells to court appearances. She never picked up her last paycheck. Jerry filed for divorce from her fifteen days after her disappearance, and received full custody of their children.

    In August 2012, Jerry was charged with first-degree murder in Hope's case. A photo of Jerry is posted below this case summary. Authorities believe Hope was murdered by her husband after a fight at their home. He was convicted in November 2013 and the jury recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.

    Hope's body has never been found.

    Jerry Meek
    Above: Jerry Meek in 2012

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Valliant Police Department
    580-933-4555

    OR
    Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation
    800-522-8017

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    Source Information
    Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation
    The Texarkana Gazette
    Find Hope Meek
    Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents
    KTEN 10
    In Memory of Hope Danielle Meek
    NamUs
    The Criminal Report Daily
    The Oklahoman
    KXII 12

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    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 8, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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