Deborah Dewey, 62, an Illinois woman was missing since two weeks ago and her family needs help to bring her back as no clues have developed on her whereabouts.
Dewey’s car, a 2007 gray Buick LaCrosse, was discovered at a Morris truck stop. It remains intact but there’s no sign that will tell how long it had been there, according to Dewey’s son, Chris. Deborah’s purse and keys were reportedly left undisturbed in the unlocked vehicle.
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It has been previously reported by the family that it is very unlikely for her to leave home without notifying them. She sticks to her routine and never really travel far from the area surrounding Spring Valley, Illinois.
“She would never go to Morris — she didn’t like driving on the highway or at night. I’m a truck driver and she worried about me driving on route 80 so I know she would never drive on it,” he said.
“Whenever she had to go anywhere far, I’d drive her or a friend would. She didn’t like driving on the interstate or at night,” Chris told Dateline.
“She would never leave me hanging like that. I talk to her every day,” said her son.
Dewey failed to show up at work at Riverfront Machine in Spring Valley on August 22 and was last heard from when she texted a co-worker about 7 a.m. The discovery of her car last week only fired up their fear that she had been injured or abducted.
“It sucks. It’s frustrating because you are optimistic in the search every day. But at night you don’t have much to go on,” Chris Dewey, Deborah’s son, told Dateline. “People just don’t’ vanish into thin air.”
Chris is getting help from family members, volunteers and even perfect strangers.
Multiple agencies are helping in the search including the Illinois State Police, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office, the Ladd Police Department and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.
Efforts are being concentrated in the nearby areas where the car was discovered and fliers are also being distributed.
Little information is available to be released in the case, authorities said. In an effort to get more information, a $10,000 reward is being offered which comes from Chris and his mother’s boss.
The family of Deborah continues to ask the public to be on the lookout for her. She is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 150 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is urged to call the Illinois State Police at (800) 843-5763