Cleveland case inspires Hannibal mother
Wed, 08 May 2013 02:34:28 GMT —
Three women who had been missing for more than a decade were found in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday.
That news in Cleveland has given a Hannibal mother new hope.
Cindy Young's daughter, Christina Whittaker, went missing in November 2009.
She was last seen at a sports bar on Broadway in Hannibal.
Young has never given up hope that her daughter is alive.
She said Monday's discovery of three missing women gave her a boost that she's needed lately.
"It's a victory for all of us who have kids who are missing and really for our entire nation," Young said. "I needed it. I really needed it."
Young thinks Whittaker could be a victim of human trafficking and just wants her to come home.
"It happens everyday," she said. "People think it's not here. It's everywhere. You can have a missing person right next door and not realize it. I hope to get back searching soon for her. Maybe she'll be the next one we'll find."
Whittaker has a daughter, Alexandria, who was not quite seven-months-old when her mother went missing.
She just turned 4-years-old last month.