SULLIVAN, Mo. — 69-year-old Betty Alexander has been missing since April, with barely any clues to her disappearance.
In just a few days, she will turn 70 years old.
That's why her daughter, Tonya Tolliver, decided to host a birthday benefit to raise awareness, but also to celebrate her.
Walking into the benefit, the first thing you'd see was the birthday girls' favorite colors, teal and rose gold, sprinkled across the room.
Her favorite flowers, yellow roses, sat at every table waiting for guests to arrive. As loved ones trickled in, happy birthday balloons floated in the corner.
Candles were nestled in a cake, ready to be blown out. But the empty chair in the middle of the room with a sash was missing the birthday girl.
"Your birthday, we would love to have you here to celebrate," Tolliver said.
Betty's Birthday Benefit marked six months since she disappeared from her apartment complex in Sullivan. "There has been nothing still nothing," Tolliver said.
The only things left behind were her glasses, her purse and a heartache.
An outpouring of support was displayed through the hundreds of auction items in the room.
Tolliver is hoping all the money raised from the benefit will be a way to raise her reward from $3,000 to $10,000 so someone can finally speak out.
"If this doesn't work, I'm going to keep pushing on and we'll just increasing the reward until we get some answers," Tolliver said.
If you have information about Betty, please call Detective Finn at the Sullivan Police Department at 573-468-8001 or MCP Investigations & Security, Private Investigator John Mackey at 888-511-0498. You may also call the WE HELP THE MISSING TIP LINE at 866-660-4025.
There is a GoFundMe set up to help raise that reward. You can go to it by clicking here.