Maggie Zingman is trauma psychologist, a trauma survivor and a "mom on a mission doing a labor of love."
She is the mother of Brittany Phillips, a student at Tulsa Community College who was raped and murdered inside of her apartment on September 28, 2004. After missing class one day, a friend went to Brittany's apartment looking for her and found her raped and strangulated. Since then, over 2000 individuals have been ruled out through regional DNA analysis in South East Oklahoma, yet her murderer has still not been caught. Brittany was buried on what would have been her 19th birthday.
Every three months Maggie Zingman focuses on looking for her daughter's killer. She drives her third Caravan to Catch a Killer SUV covered with pictures of her daughter and facts about her brutal rape and murder. People are drawn to her SUV by its moving billboard while she shares her story of Brittany's short, but gifted life. She also discusses the facts surrounding Brittany's murder in the hope that she will eventually receive a tip that may lead to the killer and that lessons may be learned from the issues that impede her daughter's investigation.
Since Brittany's murder in 2004, Maggie has driven more than 13,000 miles to conduct media interviews and meet with local homicide departments, government officials, and community leaders. She hopes that by receiving national coverage, she will help improve current rape laws and raise awareness about how DNA backlogs and justice issues related to rape affect the occurrence of murders such as Brittany's and impede investigations. She credits law enforcement and volunteers in Tulsa, Oklahoma for having helped in her daughter's investigation and also the companies who have helped raise awareness for the cause and promote the Caravan to Catch a Killer, such as LAMAR Advertising and Midwest Wraps/Fellers Vinyl. Maggie remains on a mission to bring her daughter's killer to justice.