Cleveland Survivors Give Hope to Family of Missing Columbus Woman
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 11:42 PM EDT
COLUMBUS (Steve Levine/Ken Hines) -- Thursday was a bittersweet day for North Linden family members who celebrated the birthday of a relative who's been missing for more than a decade.
Carla Losey was last seen December 31, 2002, when she left work at the El Grotto Club on West Broad St. in The Hilltop.
“She would not not contact her family,” said her mom, Pam Conner.
Thursday, family and friends planted a rose bush in Pam’s backyard -- something they’ve done every year since Carla went missing.
“You would think it gets easier, but it never does,” said Jessica Conner, Carla’s youngest sister.
The family’s hopes of finding Carla alive increased last week when 3 women were rescued from a home in Cleveland after being abducted 10 years ago.
The women's story gives Pam hope that Carla is alive somewhere, but unable to contact them.
Carla’s sisters have created a Twitter account and Facebook page to inform people beyond Columbus about the missing persons case.
“It’s the best way I know how to get the word out,” said Mandy Conner, Carla’s sister.
Columbus Police are investigating Carla's disappearance, but have few leads or suspects.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward in the case. If you have any information, call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 614-461-TIPS.