Mother of Joplin Girl Who's Been Missing for 25 Years Wants Answers

Mother of Joplin Girl Who's Been Missing for 25 Years Wants Answers

JOPLIN, MO. - "Everyone says don't give up hope but after 25 years, I mean you know, it's time to give up hope." said Kay Blaser. 

Tracy Pickett went missing on august 12th, 1992 at the age of 14. 

"She was a momma's girl, she was uh sassy." said Kay Blaser. 

  Kay Blaser, mother of Tracy Pickett still remembers her daughter's personality. 

"She just, there was no stranger to Tracy." said Kay Blaser. 

  Blaser, says Tracy went over to a friends house to spend the night, but witnesses say it was actually a party.

  That's when a stranger offered her a ride 

"I don't know, she said he scared her and the next day she disappeared." said Kay Blaser, who's Pickett's mother. 

And that's when Blaser's life changed for ever.

"It's just been a long journey." said Kay Blaser, who's Pickett's mother. 

 She turned to alcohol and drugs but not because she wanted to.

"I mean over the years it just broke me down." said Kay Blaser, who's Pickett's mother. 

Blaser says the Joplin Police Department isn't working very hard to help her. 

"When i look at her picture, it starts all over again, i just get angry, i just want answers and want help." said Kay Blaser, who's Pickett's mother.  

I reached out to the department.

They say they're working diligently and they continue to do interviews and follow ups. 

They ask that anyone who has any information reach out to them. 

All she has is to think about how her daughter would have grown up.

"I think Tracy would have children and she would be a really loving person." said Kay Blaser, who's Pickett's mother.  

In Joplin, Austin Hyslip, Action 12 News.


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