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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  • by VIVIAN Location: ABILENE,TX on Sep 2, 2008 at 06:01 PM
    PLEASE HELP LOCATE MY AUNT SHE IS A LOVING PERSON AND I AM SO WORRIED ABOUT HER I JUST MOVED FROM KNOX COUNTY TO TEXAS AND I WISH I COULD BE THERE TO HELP WITH HER SEARCH I MOVED AND THEN I GOT A CALL THAT SHE WAS MISSING.IF ANYBODY KNOWS ANY THING PLEASE COME FORWARD.PLEASE PRAY FOR HER SAFE RETURN.
  • by Jeanette Location: knox county on Aug 31, 2008 at 10:00 PM
    God bless this family ...and be with their sister and bring her home to them safe...amen
  • by anonymous Location: East Ky on Aug 31, 2008 at 08:40 PM
    This is a prime example of why we need better mental health services in east ky and in more abundance. We need more facilities/half-way houses where they can live and be supervised but, maintain their dignity. The rate of mental illness is increasing, the availability of treatment needs to also. May God be with this woman and her family. I pray that you will find her soon.
  • by Brandi Location: Corbin on Aug 31, 2008 at 03:57 PM
    please help locate this woman. she does not know what is best about her and needs help. if you know anything please contact the police or wymt.

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