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Chillicothe mom still grieving, searching for answers one year after daughter went missing

Flyer for Wanda Lemons, missing Chillicothe woman

A mother says she's still heartbroken one year after her daughter went missing. Wanda Lemons, a mother of five, disappeared from a Chillicothe neighborhood. She's one of two missing women and four found dead in the area.


It was a beautiful, fall day in Chillicothe. But, Diana Willett says it was hard to get out of bed. "I just want to curl up in a ball and not talk to anybody," Willett said.

Her daughter, Wanda Lemons, was last seen on 7th Street in November 2014. Willett says she was staying with a friend.

She tells us she heard Lemons left with a trucker. Now, she just wants to hear from her. "Every day when you hear the phone ring you just hope that it's some news either good or bad," Willett said.

Right now, a task force is investigating two cases of missing women and four found dead in Chillicothe. Police say so far, the group has gotten more than 400 tips. "My gut is telling me that she's not. I mean I have a feeling that she is no longer with us anymore," Willett said.

But, she holds out hope, praying each beautiful, fall day is one day closer to her daughter coming home. "If you are out there baby girl, you know you are my sunshine and always will be. Just please come home," Willett said.

Chillicothe police say they have no new information on Lemons' case at this time. Willett says the holidays are the hardest times of the year. She says this Christmas, she's going to buy her daughter a special gift and stick it under the tree, in case she comes home.

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