Family refuses to give up on missing woman

Published: Mar. 13, 2010 at 12:57 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 17, 2010 at 9:54 AM CDT
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Wendy Kent (Source: Family)
Wendy Kent (Source: Family)

IBERVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Iberville Parish Sheriff's detectives said they have worked more than 1,000 hours chasing leads in the case of Wendy Kent, a woman who disappeared from Rosedale nearly eight years ago. So far nothing solid has surfaced.

Wendy Kent's relatives are not giving up, though. They are now offering a $25,000 reward for information leading detectives to her body, or to an arrest.

Nicole Griffin, Wendy's sister, said she has a feeling her sister is dead, but she will not rest until her body is found.

Nicole Griffin said her sister Wendy Kent was 32 years old the last time she saw her. It was September 7, 2002.

"She gave me a hug and a kiss and told me to go home and wait for her, and she never came home," said Griffin.

Griffin said her sister who was going through a divorce and was headed back to her Rosedale home to celebrate one of her children's birthdays.

Iberville deputies found Wendy's van in the driveway with her identification inside, but they said there was no trace of Wendy.

"She would have never walked off and left her children," Griffin added.

Her family has worked tirelessly to keep her case alive. Griffin has filed away every police report, letter and news story documenting her sister's disappearance.

Detectives said they do suspect foul play, but there are still many questions and few answers.

"My mom is going through a lot of health issues, and basically it's due to the fact that she has a daughter out there somewhere. We know she is not alive, but still we have no type of closure for our family at all."

"She has two small children. I know they question where their mother is every day."

The Attorney General's office is also investigating this case.

If you have any information that could help find Wendy or anything else that could help in this investigation call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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