Friends, Family Search For Missing Robertson Co. Woman

Posted at 7:52 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 20:59:18-04

Friends, family and investigators have asked for the public's help in their search for a missing woman from Robertson County battling cancer.

When Tracy Leptic first met Kelly Stone they were middle schoolers at youth camp. "It's just one of those relationships that I've treasured, this lifetime anyway," Tracy said. 

Thirty something years later their bond was more like sisters, which made it all the more difficult for Tracy to talk about Kelly now. "I don't know what's happened to her," she said. 

The last time anyone saw or spoke to Kelly was on June 3, in the small town of Orlinda where she lived with her daughter, Taylor.

"She just kind of kissed Taylor and her grandchild Aiden goodbye and Taylor asked her where she was going, she said I don't know and she just drove off," explained Tracy. 

She disappeared one day after the anniversary of her mother's death. Kelly had lived with her the last 15 years. 

"She and her mom were extremely close, it devastated her. She found her, and it just devastated her," said Tracy. 

Kelly's health was also a major concern. She's battled cancer for years. In 2014, she had a brain tumor removed. Stricken with grief, illness and fatigue, Kelly's loved ones fear she could be gone, including her daughter. 

"She just said Tracy I don't think momma's here anymore," Tracy explained. 

The Robertson County Sheriff's Office investigated Kelly's disappearance while friends and family search everywhere in Tennessee and Kentucky. "We've gone to restaurants and bars and stores and everywhere, looking for her car."

Kelly drove a white 2006 Buick Rendezvous with expired Robertson County tags. Tracy hopes someone can help investigators and put her loved ones at ease.

"It'll be two weeks tomorrow, this is not like her," said Tracy. "I just wish she knew and could see all the love that's behind her right now."