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Families of missing loved ones holding onto hope after missing Ohio women found

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For families of missing loved ones in Alabama, the news out of Ohio that three women reported missing approximately a decade ago were found Monday only reaffirms their hope that they, too, could see their loved ones again.

"It gave me enormous hope that people could be found after 10 years," said Peggy Henderson, who's daughter, Kelley, has been missing for more than three years. "It also gave me hope in humanity."

41-year-old Kelley Louise Howard disappeared June 2, 2009, while working as a Dental Hygienist for Family Dentistry in Riverside.

"It never gets any easer," said Henderson. "You don't have any closure."

Howard's vehicle was parked where she worked, but her keys were found in an unlikely place.

"I was looking in an area in a kudzu patch adjacent to the dental office and found the keys in a plastic bag," said Riverside Police Chief Rick Oliver.
 

TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASE: You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.

Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES." Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to www.birminghamcrimestoppers.org and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous. Each tipster receives a private code number. If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40. Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.

 

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