Rescue in Cleveland renews hope for mom of Bianca Piper

6:39 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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By Ashley Yarchin

LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Thirteen-year-old Bianca Piper disappeared while walking home in Lincoln County eight years ago. There has been no sign of her since.

After the rescue of three missing women in Cleveland Monday, Piper's mother this has renewed faith that she'll one day have her daughter back.

They searched from the air and from the ground with neighbors, trained horses and specialized dogs. That was the scene surrounding McIntosh Hill Road in Foley, Mo. in the days that followed March 10, 2005.

"Bianca, if you hear me, I love you, we all miss you, and we want you to come home," cried out Bianca's mother, Shannon Tanner, at a news conference three days after her 13-year-old disappeared.

Eight years and 28 days later, the message from Bianca Piper's mother remains the same.

"I'm hoping that wherever Bianca's at, she's able to see TV and know and possibly even see this and know that I still love her and I miss her and those girls got loose and got out. You can try to get out, too," Tanner told NewsChannel 5 Tuesday. "It's possible."

Tanner admits life has been lonely. Holidays are horrible. Someone is always missing. But then, Monday evening, there was this 911 call: "I've been kidnapped. I've been missing for 10 years and I'm here, I'm free now."

It was the discovery of three women in Cleveland, who had been missing just a little longer than her daughter.

"Every time something happens, you hope that's going to lead you to a clue to find your own child, and it's probably not gonna happen this time, but those are the first things that run through your mind," Tanner said. "Is it possible they would know where your daughter's at, where Bianca is?"

So far, that's not the case. But Tanner is taking this as a sign to never lose hope in finding her baby girl, who would now be 21, who might be found, if we all keep searching.

"It's just giving me a little peace knowing that it's possible," Tanner added.

You can keep up with this case on Facebook. If you can help locate her you are asked to CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.


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