Family Celebrates Missing Woman's Birthday

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-24 19:33:06-04

It's a day most people are excited to celebrate, but for one family, Wanda Walker's birthday was a day that brought grief.

The family has still been hoping the missing woman will find her way back home.

Saturday was Wanda Walker's 61st birthday, but a day of celebration turned into an emotional one.

Walker was last seen on October 5 at a home in the 1400 block of 11th Avenue South. According to police, she lived there with her cousin.

Family members said Walker never showed up to work and wasn't returning anyone's phone calls.

That's when the family got concerned.

Around 17 years ago, Walker's daughter went missing, and now the family has been reliving the nightmare all over again.

Now Walker's daughter, Lakesha Chambers, has been hoping someone will come forward with information to give the family some closure.

"We just don't want to go five, six, seven years without knowing. So my prayer is that who's ever involved is to come forward and tell us what they know because someone out there knows something," Chambers said.

Anyone who may know anything about Walker's disappearance has been asked to contact the Metro Nashville Police Department.