Pass Christian Family Knows Yazoo County's Pain - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

2/29/04

Pass Christian Family Knows Yazoo County's Pain

The disappearance of the Hargon family is serving as a painful reminder for one South Mississippi family who have spent nearly the past six years searching for a loved one. Family members say 29-year-old Robin Smith disappeared back in September of 1998. Her family says she called from work to say she was going to the store then heading home but they say she never made it.

Gulfport police calling the circumstances surrounding Robin's disappearance "unusual."

Tucked inside a family photo album are both the wonderful memories of Robin Smith's life and the painful questions about her disappearance?

" We hope you're safe wherever you are but if not our prayers are continually with you. We just hope that some day, we can bring you home" said Robin's sister in law, Angela.

Unlike the flyers and newspaper articles the family had kept over the years, hope has been hard to hold on to. Now they just want the truth.

"It would be a closure and we wouldn't wonder anymore. It would be answers that even if she's alive or dead it still be an ending, a closure." said Robin's sister Mary Graves."We need that" she added.

Another sister Alma Holloway added "I feel in my heart that she did not walk away. She's a mother and she would not leave her children."

The Smiths say similar cases like that of the missing Yazoo County family bring an added mixture of sadness and anger.

"Every situation is serious enough to get the FBI on it the way I look at it," said Graves. "I question it because why didn't they do all that for us."

There are no words that can express the agony felt by Thelma Smith as she thinks of her missing child.

"It just hurts so bad. I just sit here sometimes at night and cry."

Robin Smith's car was discovered abandoned about a month after her disappearance. Gulfport Police chief Steve Barnes says the investigation is still ongoing but he adds no new leads have surfaced.

by Danielle Thomas

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Breaking

    Comedian, actor Jerry Lewis dies at 91

    Comedian, actor Jerry Lewis dies at 91

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:28:40 GMT

    The aging star worked for more than six decades raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), most notably through hosting the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon, an event as well-known as any of his movies.

    More >>

    The aging star worked for more than six decades raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), most notably through hosting the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon, an event as well-known as any of his movies.

    More >>
  • Palmer Creek neighbors told to boil water due to chlorine leak

    Palmer Creek neighbors told to boil water due to chlorine leak

    Sunday, August 20 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-08-20 15:29:15 GMT
    Cleanup crews return to East Wortham Road to make sure chlorine is no longer leaking from a damaged utility box (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Cleanup crews return to East Wortham Road to make sure chlorine is no longer leaking from a damaged utility box (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    The people who live near Palmer Creek and East Wortham Road in Harrison County are being told to boil water before using it. The warning comes after a deadly Saturday night crash that led to a chlorine cloud covering the area. Hazmat crews returned to Palmer Creek Sunday morning to make sure the utility system damaged in that crash is no longer leaking chlorine. Harrison County's sheriff says a stolen car crashed into the a utility box on E. Wortham Road right before 10:00 p.m.

    More >>

    The people who live near Palmer Creek and East Wortham Road in Harrison County are being told to boil water before using it. The warning comes after a deadly Saturday night crash that led to a chlorine cloud covering the area. Hazmat crews returned to Palmer Creek Sunday morning to make sure the utility system damaged in that crash is no longer leaking chlorine. Harrison County's sheriff says a stolen car crashed into the a utility box on E. Wortham Road right before 10:00 p.m.

    More >>
  • Friends will celebrate Tyler Cooke's life

    Friends will celebrate Tyler Cooke's life

    Sunday, August 20 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-08-20 14:32:55 GMT
    This is the memorial created next to Highway 90 in Biloxi to remember 16-year-old Tyler Cooke (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)This is the memorial created next to Highway 90 in Biloxi to remember 16-year-old Tyler Cooke (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    He made people smile. He made them laugh. That’s what friends and family members of Tyler Cooke will remember Sunday at a celebration of life service. Sunday’s celebration of life service begins at 1:00. It culminates with a balloon release outside Riemann Family Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. Funeral services are Monday.

    More >>

    He made people smile. He made them laugh. That’s what friends and family members of Tyler Cooke will remember Sunday at a celebration of life service. Sunday’s celebration of life service begins at 1:00. It culminates with a balloon release outside Riemann Family Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. Funeral services are Monday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly