A family is growing increasingly concerned for the safety of an Arkansas woman, who has seemingly vanished without a trace after leaving her boyfriend's home nearly two weeks ago.
Christy Rooks, 42, was last seen 12 days ago leaving her boyfriend's house in Hazen, Arkansas, about an hour from her apartment in Wynne, according to local television station WREG-TV. Her family, including mother Nellie Rooks, has been vocal about their fear for Christy, saying it isn't like her to drop contact with her family and loved ones.
"I hope she's okay," Nellie told WREG-TV. "If she's going to be gone very long she'll tell people to call me and let me know if I start asking where she's at. Let mama know, you know?"
"I don't know any place she could be," Nellie continued. "I'm scared somebody's hurt her... and then it's been cold and I'm thinking she's somewhere hurt and she's cold... You think everything. You really do."
Christy was officially reported missing on Jan. 17, according to THV 11.
Nellie admitted she fears the worst for her daughter's safety. "I try not to, but I really do. I really do," she told WREG-TV.
"Ms Rooks is considered a missing person," the Wynne Police Department wrote in a posting on its Facebook page earlier this week, asking anyone with information about Christy's whereabouts to contact police.
The investigation is multi-jurisdictional and the Arkansas State Police, Woodruff County Sheriff’s Department, Prairie County Sheriff’s Department, and Cross County Sheriff’s Department are assisting Wynne Police.
Rooks is described as 5'2" with blond hair and blue eyes, and was last seen driving a 2013 white Nissan Altima with a black front bumper that had recently been repaired.
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