Missing woman case makes national headlines

There are new developments tonight in the case of the missing Hannibal women.

The story of Christina Whittaker is even getting national attention.

Brent Engel with the Hannibal Courier Post, and Whittaker's mother, Cindy Young, were interviewed by Nancy Grace on CNN Headline News a little more than two hours ago about the case.

Whittaker disappeared November 13th after leaving a Hannibal bar.

During tonight's show the two discussed how Whittaker may have been spotted early Sunday morning more than 150 miles away in the Peoria area by a waitress at a local Caf.

They also discussed some of Whittaker's medical issues.

"Whether this was a kidnapping or a disappearance by choice Christina Whittaker as you mentioned is in grave parrel tonight. Because this 21 year old mother was taking medication for bi-polar disorder and her family says she has not filled that prescription since she disappeared," said Engel.

Engel also says Whittaker may suffer from postpartum depression.

Whittaker is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with red hair and brown eyes.

But Engel said in his article the waitress who thought she saw Whittaker claimed her hair had been dyed to dark brown or black.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hannibal Police Department at 573-221-0987.

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