Vigil marks 10-year anniversary of Harvest woman's disappearance
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - On Thursday night, family, friends and community members joined together in honor of a Harvest woman who's been missing for a decade.
Jennifer Powers vanished in July 2008, leaving behind her purse, medication and family. No one has seen her since.
"As it turned the 12th, I just sat there and I thought that 'Wow, 10 years ago this was like the worst day of my life.' I found out I didn't have - my mom was gone. So it's hard. It's hard," said her daughter Katelyn Vann.
"You'd think that the hope would be gone, but seeing all of this, it's still there. It's still high," she said.
Vann was 10 years old at the time. She's spent much of the past decade experiencing new things and living life the way every other teenager has, but with the void of her missing mother.
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To mark the 10-year anniversary of the Harvest woman's disappearance, her family and friends held a.candlelight was held at Liberty Baptist Church in Huntsville.
"Tonight's about showing Jennifer's family the love the community has for them, the support and that we're not going to stop until Jennifer is brought home and laid to rest," said Jennifer White, the organizer and family friend.
The family hopes the vigil Thursday night will encourage anyone with even the smallest bit of information to come forward.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office and the governor's office has put up a $10,000 reward for anyone who can help.
"We're just going to put everything in God's hand, and we'll find an answer. It just might be a while," Vann said.
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