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Missing mother, daughter case reaches 15-year mark

Jennifer's mother still searches for answers on the cold case.
Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 13:29:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A missing mother and daughter case has reached its 15-year mark, as authorities are still puzzled by the disappearance of Jennifer Wix and her daughter, Adrianna. Adrianna was only 2 years old when she and her mother disappeared in 2004.

When the incident first happened over a decade ago, NewsChannel 5 interviewed Jennifer's then-live-in boyfriend, Joey Benton.

Benton told deputies Jennifer had left him at an Exxon gas station, only to visit him the next day at their house without Adrianna. When she left again, she didn't take the income tax return she had received in the mail.

She hasn't been seen since.

While their bodies have never been found, the Robertson County sheriff and TBI reclassified the missing persons case as a homicide investigation, in 2013.

Despite the lack of any progress in finding them, 15 years later, Jennifer's grandmother, Kathy Nale, still begs for answers. She hasn't stopped searching for her daughter and granddaughter for over a decade, and has even gone so far as to hire a private investigator to sort through the case.

"My mother's gut has always felt that [Jennifer] was no longer with us, but my granddaughter, I've never felt that way," Nale said.

Anyone with information on what may have happened to Jennifer and Adrianna Wix is asked to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).