Through tears, Claude Groves said his wife Tiffany got out of the car at the stop sign on East Tulane while they were arguing. He says he returned 20 minutes later to look for her and she was gone. That was more than a week ago.
"Where did she say she was going? She didn't. She just got out of the car at the stop sign and that's the last we've seen of her," Groves said.
Groves explained how he didn't think much of it when his wife of 15 years didn't come home that night.
"I don't worry too much about this. She does that a lot and goes spends the night with her grandma," Groves said.
However, as the days passed, the worry turned to terror for Groves and their two children, Brittany and Jake.
"The first day I thought she'd be back and she wasn't. So about the second day, I knew she'd been gone too long because she doesn't usually stay gone that long," 12-year-old Brittany said.
"She has her spells when she just wants to be by herself and gets off, but not this long. Something has happened to her, I'm afraid. I don't know," Groves said.
Groves says he has no inkling where his wife could be. Tiffany's cell phone, purse and identification have all been left behind.
The children said they haven't slept much since their mother disappeared.
"Worry, wondering where she is, and just hoping she's ok. She's always been there for us and she's the one who home schools us," Brittany said.
Lubbock Police say they are doing all they can to bring Tiffany home to her family, but that they have no real leads at this time.
"Right now, we don't have anything that may suggest where she's at, so that's why we're asking for the community's help to find her," Sgt. Jonathan Stewart said.
"The police have been here all day. They have helicopters in the air. They've been going door to door. I mean they're doing everything that can be done," Groves said.
All the family says they can do right now is cling to hope that their mother and wife will come home safely.
"Tiffany is a good one. She's probably one of the sweetest people you'll meet," Groves said.
Tiffany McNelly Groves was last seen in North Lubbock on East Tulane St. on February 24th. She is 5'4 and was wearing a green coat, gray shirt and black pants. She has numerous burn scars on her body and has trouble walking because of an accident she was involved in. If you have any information, please contact Crimeline at 741-1000.
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