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Christina Whittaker: One Year Later, Still Missing

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) --It's been one year since a Hannibal woman went missing without a trace.

Christina Whittaker was 21 when she disappeared November 13th, 2009. Now, police hope getting her name out there again could spark some new leads.

Family members say they haven't lost hope.

Christina Whittaker's uncle has been traveling the Midwest looking for his niece.

He says his family still hopes Christina is alive and won't stop looking for her.

"Its just been a nightmare we just keep hoping and praying," said Christina's uncle, Michael Elzea.

Investigators say Christina Whittaker walked out of Rookies Sports Bar in downtown Hannibal on a Friday night and hasn't been seen since.

Witnesses say Whittaker walked out of Rookies alone.

From there, Investigators aren't sure what happened.

Authorities and Christina's family have spent the last 12 months following leads in St Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, and most recently in Peoria, but have come up short.

Whittaker's daughter was just six months old when her mother disappeared. Now the 18-month old is staying with relatives.

"She sees her pictures and she gets all excited and she starts kissing them you know so she is definitely missing her mom," said Elzea.

Whittaker is five foot five and was about 130 pounds when last seen, with red hair and brown eyes.

Whittaker's uncle says if anyone has any information that could lead to her whereabouts he urges them to come forward.

"We don't want to get anyone in trouble, we just want her back, we're not going to press charges, we just want her home, her daughter is missing her, all of us are," said Elzea.

In the meantime he vows to never stop looking for his niece and hopes for a miracle.

"We're pleading with anyone out there...if you know anything please step up," said Elzea.

When Christina first went missing, the Hannibal Police Department dedicated all of its resources to finding her.

Now there is still one detective working on the case and he's working with multiple law enforcement agencies to find Whittaker.

If you have any information about Christina Whittaker, please contact the Hannibal Police Department.

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