LINN COUNTY, MO (WDAF) – All they wanted for Christmas was to see, hug and celebrate with their loved one, Wanda Boxley, 82, of Laclede, Missouri. However, Donald Bingham and his relatives’ wish never came true.
“It just doesn’t feel like Christmas this year. I miss her very much, ” Bingham told FOX 4′s Robert Townsend during an interview at his mother’s home Tuesday.
Bingham last saw his mother on the afternoon of November 16. He says his Mom left her home in Laclede, drove about five miles to the Country Line convenience store on West Helm Road in Brookfield and bought a lottery ticket and some gas.
A cashier saw Boxley get back in her light yellow, 1991 Mercury Marquis alone and drive away.
“I really think somebody got in the car with her. I pray that she’ll come home safe, ” says Donald Bingham.
Wanda Boxley’s family actually celebrated Christmas on Saturday because they knew the holiday would be tough.
“We need some type of closure, so if that’s something happened to her and she’s in heaven, that’s fine. We just need to know or if she can come home then that would be better,” says Boxley’s granddaughter Kristy Sherwood.
Boxley’s 1991 Mercury Marquis has Missouri license plates: WF7-JOJ
Anyone with information about her whereabouts or if you’ve seen her car, please call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 1-660-895-5312 or the Missouri Highway Patrol at 573-526-6178.