LUBBOCK, TX— Ten years after Jennifer Wilkerson disappeared from South Lubbock County, family and friends gather for a balloon release ceremony in honor of Wilkerson.
Wilkerson, who would be 36 years old this year, was last seen here in Lubbock in the 2400 block of 118thStreet on July 13, 2004. She was working and taking classes at South Plains College at the time of her disappearance.
The Lubbock County Sheriffs Department followed several potential leads over the past ten years, but all came up short. Leaving Wilkerson’s family and friends with a lot of missing pieces to this puzzle.
Despite the time lapse, Jennifer’s family and friends are still hopeful.
“It’s been 10 years, it’s been a long time, we need some answers and I just hope this will persuade someone to come forward with some information," Alison Wilson, Jennifer's longtime friend said. "Someone knows something and someone has had this on their heart for 10 years.”
Jennifer’s Mom, Vikki Wilkerson, reached out on Facebook for help bringing her daughter home. “There is a 10,000 dollar reward for any info that brings Jen home,” Vikki wrote. “I know there is someone out there that can give us the answers we so desperately need. I pray that you will find it in your heart to come forward.”
Wilkerson’s family and friends encourage anyone who might know anything to contact the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department or call the Lubbock Crime like at 806-741-1000.