Family Searching For Missing Knox County Woman

By: Amanda Price Email
By: Amanda Price Email

The family of an Eastern Kentucky woman says she's been missing for almost six weeks.

Relatives tell us 42-year-old Teresa Lynn Hobbs suffers from mental illness and should not be alone.

42 years old and sisters say because of several mental disorders, Teresa has the mind of a child and right now the family doesn't know where she is.

Linda Lewis, Teresa’s sister says, “She is very delusional and she sees things and she needs her medication.”

Teresa’s sisters say they think she's been missing more than a month after she left her boyfriend's home. They say she's never been gone this long.

Lewis says, “She's left but she's never stayed gone over a week and always calls and lets us know where she's at and she'll come to us but this time she's not come to us at all.”

Lewis says she found out her sister stayed at a homeless shelter in Williamsburg near the beginning of august, but that's the last place they can place her. “We called everybody. We've looked up and down numerous counties.”

Teresa’s other sister Sandra Riley says Teresa doesn't like crowds, but she will accept rides from strangers. “I feel like she's gone with somebody, and I feel like somebody knows where she's at.”

The family says they'll be in Laurel, Knox, and Whitley County to hand out fliers, hoping someone's seen Teresa.

The family says it's not knowing anything that's so hard. Lewis says, “If she's safe, if she's eating, if she's alive or if she's dead.”

Sandra Riley says,"Please let us know immediately, that we beg for her to come home and that we're very very worried about her and we love her very much.”

They say that just want Teresa back.

The family says they have filed a missing persons report with Knox County Sheriff’s Department. If you know where to find Teresa Hobbs, call the sheriff's department at 606 - 546 - 3181.

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