Claremore family anxiously waiting as the search for their daughter reaches a week

Posted at 9:55 PM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 05:03:22-05

CLAREMORE, Okla. - Family members of 50-year-old Marlo Wright are worried something has gone terribly wrong after she left home with a friend last week and never came back. 

A 92-year-old mother in her wooden, white rocking chair is waiting. 

“Baby, please come home because I miss you," cried Marlo's mother Gladys Thomas. 

She's waiting for her baby to walk through the door any minute. 

“It was a week ago today," she said. 

Her savior above her, she prayed her instincts aren't true. 

“I think there’s something wrong or she would’ve called.” 

Police reports show on Thursday, February 1, Marlo left from where she lives with her mother to be with a male friend. 

“Thursday morning she had told mom she was going to be with her friend and he picked her up and that was the last time any of them have seen her," said Marlo's sister Sylvia Thompson. 

The family said there have been a few people who claimed to see her that day. 

The last time around 3:30 p.m. crossing the street near the corner of Patti Page and Lynn Riggs. 

“She would call me if something was wrong if she needed a ride or something," said Marlo's friend Sherry Alexander. 

Police spoke with her male friend who told them he "made her get out of his truck in Verdigris," according to the report. 

“There have been a couple of discrepancies in the story.”

Bridging the Gap, an Oklahoma-based search group can't investigate every missing person's case, but they're here for this one. 

“I just felt like they needed us here so I got dressed and came on out," said Bridging the Gap Founder Julie Pendley. 

She said she spoke with Marlo's male friend also.

They were searching in Verdigris, sifting through the places he said they were near the day she disappeared. 

“What we’re hoping for is just to clear some areas today.”

They're not sure what they'll find, but they know Marlo's out there somewhere, waiting to be found. 

“Regardless, I want to find her. I want her brought home one way or the other," said Marlo's sister. 

Her family, anxiously waiting on her front porch praying she'll come home. 

“Marlo, if you’re out there, please honey you’ve got my number, if anybody’s seen her please call us or call the Claremore police department," said her friend Sherry. 

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