Bridging the Gap joins search for 26-year-old Verdigris mother missing since March 2

Posted at 8:56 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 00:10:31-05

VERDIGRIS, Okla. - A Verdigris mother is begging for her daughter to come home after she went missing March 2nd. Rogers County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case and Bridging the Gap plans to hold a search Thursday. 

There's a swing just up the driveway. It's a favorite for 6-year-old twin sisters Amanda and Megan.

"They want to know when she's coming home and why she's left," the twins' grandmother Cheryl Malek said.

Their mom left last Thursday and haven't seen her since.

"She's been nowhere," Malek said. "It's like she has just vanished."

Julie Malek left from her home and a neighbor saw her get into a 90's brown Cadillac.

"It was someone she just met and they picked her up here in the driveway," Julie's mom said. Her phone is now dead.

"I know one day with all the messages I'm sending the mailbox will be full," Malek said.

It was last traced to Turner Park in Midtown Tulsa.

"Then I really realized something was wrong," Malek said. "I went to the park and walked through the park."

While Rogers County investigates, Bridging the Gap also plans to find answers for the worried mother.

"We can get out here quickly, we can get a team together quickly and we can cover an area quickly," Bridging the Gap Founder Julie Pendley said. "This one that we felt like that we might be able to actually help."

Each swing forward is another moment their mother is gone and another wish for her to push them one more time. "Just please come home," Cheryl Malek said. "The girls miss you and I love you."

Bridging the Gap plans to have a ground search Thursday. For more information, you can visit their Facebook Page.

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