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Missing woman's family speaks out

Missing woman's family speaks out

It's been thirteen days since the disappearance of 56-year-old Theresa Cox.

She was last seen on March 23 at the 1100 block of West Cook Street.

"She's out there somewhere but we don't know where," said Brenda Nelson, Cox’s sister.

Cox is a mother, grandmother, sister and now a missing person.

“I know she's sad because she lost her dad, but we all lost him too. If she just comes home we can help her get through this together," said Nelson.

She was in town visiting her sick father who was dying with cancer.

Suddenly his health took a turn for the worst and the family called 911.

That same moment, Cox left.

"She said she wanted to go be with dad, she ran out of the house," explained Nelson.

Nelson went after her.

However, emergency crews arrived at the same moment.

When Nelson turned back to look, her sister was long gone.

"I think the thought of losing her dad. It finally seemed real to her and she just snapped," said Nelson.

Law enforcement has searched Springfield for the missing woman.

So far, they have no leads.

"Where is she? We just want someone to find her and bring her home," said Nelson.

Cox's friends and family haven't given up hope.

They're posting hundreds of flyers around the area.

They want Theresa to come home and hope the community can help.

Cox is described as being 5 foot 7 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information as to her whereabouts contact Springfield Police at: 217-788-8325.

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