Brooke Carol Wilberger was last seen on the morning of May 24, 2004, in Corvalis, Oregon and has been missed and searched for ever since.
Sadly, we now have new information to report. After more than five years of searching, remains found have now been confirmed to be hers.
Joel Courtney, who's been the main suspect in her abduction and murder, accepted a plea deal with prosecutors. Courtney was spared the death penalty in exchange for telling authorities the location of Brooke’s remains.
District Attorney John Haroldson said Courtney pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release.
On behalf of the Kristen Foundation, our hearts go out to Brooke's family and friends. She will be missed and remembered in our prayers.