$10k reward offered in 33-year-old cold case

Published: 06/13/2021, 11:10 PM

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to a suspect in the case of Mary Pewitt. On June 4, 1988, 25-year-old Mary Pewitt was found murdered in her Comanche, Okla., home. According to the original investigators, Mary had worked until midnight at Harold’s Club and after she closed the bar, she delivered the day’s receipts to the owner. She was last seen alive at her home just before 1 a.m.

Local authorities worked Mary’s case until the Comanche Police Department requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) assistance in February 1997. Since being requested, OSBI agents have worked diligently following every lead in the case in the pursuit of justice for Mary and her family.

In an effort to generate new leads in the case, the OSBI featured Mary in Deck 2 of the Bureau’s Cold Case Playing Cards. Deck 2 was distributed to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in January 2019. The playing cards are available for inmates to purchase through the canteen.

“Our goal is to seek the truth for people like Mary who can no longer speak for themselves,” said Ricky Adams, Director of the OSBI. “Someone out there violently took Mary from her children, her family and her circle of friends. I am optimistic offering a $10,000 reward will inspire someone to come forward with the information we need to solve Mary’s case.”

A case becomes cold when all leads have been pursued and no new leads are coming in for agents to pursue.  The OSBI has more than 400 cases that are classified as cold, including Mary’s.

If you have any information about Mary’s murder, please contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or tips@osbi.ok.gov. You can remain anonymous.


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