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Mother Holds Memorial For Daughter Missing For 7 Years

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SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. - A mother who refuses to let her daughter's disappearance be forgotten gathered to remember the lives of Jennifer and Adriana Wix.

The young mother and toddler vanished almost a decade ago, and while life has moved on, they still cling to hope that her missing persons case will one day be solved.

"This is the hardest day of the year," said Kathy Casey.

It's the anniversary of her daughter and granddaughter's sudden disappearance.

"Even though you learn to live and walk through life, you walk without them, and I've got a hole in my heart that will never be filled," said Casey.

It's been seven years since Jennifer Wix and her daughter Adrianna went missing in Robertson County. Each year their family has gathered to remind people that this young mother and daughter still haven't returned.

"You try not to give up hope, but every year is another year that goes by, and it gets a little more frustrating too each year that they don't come home," said Jennifer's sister, Heather Martin.

In seven years that hope has changed for Martin. First hopeful she would return, now just hopeful they will find their bodies.

"I was a senior in high school when she went missing and now I'm 25 and married...I think that's the hardest thing is that I don't have her my life to share all these awesome memories with," said Martin.

While the case isn't closed, it does get colder with each passing year. Robertson County Detectives found no foul play, they have made no arrests and there is no crime scene.

But Casey believes they could have tried harder. "There has been no bulldog detective that took a hold of it with his teeth and said, ‘I'm going to do more than what's required of me,'" said Casey.

And so, she's doing the most any mother could:  keeping her daughter's memory alive.

"My hope is different, hope of seeing them alive again? Nah…I don't have much hope of that," said Casey.

The hope now is that by next year they will gather to celebrate closure, justice in their disappearance or both.

Family members still suspect Wix's ex-boyfriend had something to do with their disappearance, but detectives have never found any evidence linking him to the case.

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