Wilkerson Family Speaks on Three Year Anniversary of Daughter's Disappearance
Parents of a missing Lubbock woman are sharing their story on the three year anniversary of their daughter's disappearance.
Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson vanished on July 13th, 2004, three years ago Friday. She was last seen leaving a friends house that night. Since then, the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department has interviewed more than 50 people, 25 of whom submitted to a polygraph test, and there are still no good leads.
"All we do know is that our daughter is missing and we're very concerned," Jennifer's father, Jack Wilkerson, said.
Those were the words from Mr. Wilkerson nearly three years ago. Scared and concerned over the disappearance of his daughter, Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson. Three years later, that fear and concern continues.
"One day your frustrated that nothing's happening. The next day you're depressed. The next day you're hopeful and then you're feeling guilty, saying what could I be doing? Have a done everything I could?" Mr. Wilkerson said.
Both Jack and Vikki Wilkerson have spent the last three years searching and hoping for their daughter's safe return.
"She loved everything. Music, books, learning. She just enjoys life," Mr. Wilkerson added.
But the stress they experience has caused strain in every part of their lives.
"Life goes on, but we're not getting on. We're just getting through each day and trying to figure out a way. It's affected our entire family," Mrs. Wilkerson said.
"We don't know what else to do. We've pretty much put it in the sheriff department's hands and it's up to them because we don't know what else to do," Mr. Wilkerson added.
The Lubbock County Sheriff's Department has, in the past three years, continued the search for Wilkerson. They've never wavered in their determination to find her.
Major Don Carter said, "As far as the Sheriff's Office is concerned, we have never considered this a case to put on the back burner."
And three long years later, both the Sheriff's Department and the Wilkerson Family know that somebody knows something.
"Imagine what it would be like missing your brother, your sister, your mother, your father, your child...someone important to you. Imagine not knowing where they were or what would happen to them, and put yourself in our place," Mr. Wilkerson said.