Britney Tiger (26) vanished from her home in Ada, Oklahoma on February 11th, 2018. The mother-of-three was a newlywed at the time of her disappearance–she had just married her husband William Gomez five months prior. On the evening Britney vanished, her children were visiting their respective fathers. According to William, he and Britney took that opportunity to go to bed early and get a full night’s sleep. William would later tell police that he awoke around 3:30 in the morning and noticed that he was in bed alone. Britney was nowhere to be found, and she was never heard from again.
Britney was reported missing by one of her sisters a week later, on February 18th, 2018. Britney’s sister told police that she had not heard from Britney in over a week, and she asked for a welfare check to be done. Detectives went to Britney and William’s house and found William there alone. At that point, William told detectives that Britney “must have” left in the middle of the night, and she allegedly took a few hoodies and a bag of makeup with her. When asked why William did not call the police earlier, he said that it was not unusual for Britney to disappear for weeks at a time. However, Britney’s sisters dispute this. They also live in the Ada area, and they stated that Britney always stayed in touch with her family and had never left her children for a long period of time.
Britney’s sisters were also reportedly baffled by William’s behavior when Britney vanished. According to Britney’s oldest sister, William and Britney were very close and nobody noticed any red flags in their relationship. Once Britney disappeared, though, it seemed that William was not feeling any sense of urgency to find her. Unfortunately, about a month after her disappearance, Britney’s body was found in a wooded area 15 miles away from her home. Due to the decomposed state of her body, an autopsy was unable to determine a cause or manner of death. In March 2018, detectives told reporters they were investigating Britney’s death as a homicide. About a year later, detectives stated that they never officially classified Britney’s death as a homicide, and at this time “there is no current evidence that a crime has been committed.”
Britney’s family members are hoping to one day see justice in her case, which is still open. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact the Ada Police Department at 580-332-4466.
UPDATE: An arrest has been made in Britney's case.
Bodhi Chance Starns (25) was charged in March 2020 with unlawful disposal of a deceased corpse. Investigators have not commented on the connection between Starns and Britney, but they did say that the investigation is still ongoing. Britney's family members still believe that Britney was murdered.