Robertson County sheriff's officials are searching for Jennifer Wix, 22, and her daughter, Adrianna, 2, who were reported missing by their family on Saturday.
Kathy Holloway is on a mission. She has taken a leave of absence from a full-time job to find her missing daughter and granddaughter.
Holloway travels daily around Robertson County, looking for any sign of Jennifer Wix, 22, and 2-year-old Adrianna, who have been missing since March 24 from their Cross Plains home
Alert Police need help locating missing 2 year old and 22 year old
Springfeild TN Robertson County sheriff's officials are searching for Jennifer Wix, 22, and her daughter, Adrianna, 2, who were reported missing by their family
Her mother, Kathy Holloway, told authorities that she hasn't heard from or seen her daughter and fears something serious has happened
We need to help this family bring their loved one's home
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no amber alert was ever issued police at the time didnt believe foul play was involved Wix is very close to her family and is known for staying in constant contact with them.
'This is completely out of character for her not to call anybody in the family said Lisa Robertson, Wix's aunt. ''She calls several times a day and talks to some of us. I knew something was wrong when she didn't call.''
Her boyfriend told the family that he and Jenn had argued on Thursday evening and that he took her to the interstate exit nearby, (I-65 N exit 112). He told them that she asked him to leave but he decided to pull across the street and make sure she was meeting someone.
She waited for five or ten minutes and then got into the backseat of a white four door car. He was very vague in the description of the automobile and said he did not see the person in the car or which direction they went.
He stated that Jennifer returned to his home on Friday afternoon, without Adrianna driving the car she had gotten into the night before for her income tax return that was to be in that day. His parents were not home to give her the money so she left and said she would return on Saturday to get it.
It is not known if she returned to get it.. On Saturday, March 27, 2004 when she did not return her family reported Jennifer and Adrianna missing. Jennifer has no car, no money, and did not take any clothes or personal items with her. There is an open police investigation and the detectives suspect no foul play.
Jennifer, 22 years ago today I waited with great expectation to meet the love of my life. You have been my love ever since. The day you came into my life was the most woderful day
You were a joy and have continued to be ever since. This year seems very odd not having you here with me. Where ever you are today please know that you will always be that innocent baby to me that I held 22 short years ago.
I love you sweetheart, Happy Birthday. Mom August 14, 2004 - We have had no word of Jennifer and Adrianna. They are still lost in the world. Please continue to watch for them and pray for their safe return home.
Adrianna was born on January 14, 2002. she has been a blessing since that day. She has short legs, brown hair, and bright blue eyes. She has a birthmark on her thigh.
When she learned to talk she could not pronounce her name, so she named herself Nina. She is very funny and smart, a joy to be around. She is a friendly baby and always smiles.
Adrianna, Mimi loves you sweetheart, be brave, watch over Mommy and hopefully we will see each other again soon. Your Aunt Casey and Aunt Heather miss you badly and say a prayer for you everyday. Everyone sends you big hugs and kisses where ever you are tonight.
jennifer wix born aug 16,1982 she is a female white with brown hair and brown eyes.height is 5'4 weight 130 pounds.
15,000 Reward Offered For their safe return. if you have any information please contact the Robertson County Sheriff's Office Tennessee 1-615-384-7971
How sad....likely it's the boyfriend...he was the last one to see them alive. What is it with these men???? If anything ever happens to my husband, God forbid, I'm becoming a nun or something.
i agree, the boyfriend dropped them off at a gas station but he can't remember which one? come on! is he adrianna's father?
I don't want to break it to this guy, but, I've never in my life seen or heard of a 4 door mustang or a 4 door camaro (and my husband's family run an auto body shop!).....His story changed several times more, the report said. He told authorities that Wix left his house at 6681 Owens Chapel Road in a white, four-door Ford Mustang or a white, four-door Chevrolet Camaro.
I hope the family has some peace, soon.
Jennifer's Birthday :HappyBday was this past Monday the 16th. We had a gathering in celebration of her and did get media coverage. Anyone interested can go to websites for Robertson County Times, WSMV Nashville, and WKRN Nashville. Thank you for keeping the girls on the board!!
The boyfriend and she "had a fight", she got out of the car somewhere and has some vague story about her going off with someone and the detectives dont' suspect foul play?Originally Posted by Kelly
That boyfriend sounds rather foul to me.
Kathy, I am so sorry you don't have your daughter and granddaughter or resolution to their dissapearance. You are doing what you can, just don't let anyone forget they are missing. Ask for help to anyone who will listen. Take care.Originally Posted by kholloway
There will be a meeting this Sunday, August 22 at 2pm at the White House TN police department meeting room for anyone interested in helping the family formulate a game plan for locating these girls.
Mother of missing woman asks public to help
The family of a missing Robertson County woman made a cry for help from the public yesterday at the White House Police Department.
The last time a family member of Jennifer Wix heard from the 2000 White House High School graduate was Friday, March 26, 2004.
Jennifer, 22, and her 2-year-old daughter, Adrianna, are now among the 1,440 persons nationwide who are listed as missing every day.
In the last five months, Jennifer’s Robertson County family has spent most of their waking hours looking for their missing children, posting flyers, handing out buttons, traveling the back roads of Robertson and Sumner counties and even going as far away as Missouri when rumors had to be checked out.
But, Jennifer’s mother and Adrianna’s grandmother Kathy Casey Holloway, said they can’t continue the search alone — they need help.
“We need to broaden our search. We have done what we can as a family. We need to keep the girls in the media, we need to keep their names and faces out there. We simply need help,” Holloway told a group of about 20 who gathered Sunday.
Helping to organize the meeting was Lynda Uldrich, a friend of Holloway’s when they were in high school together.
Uldrich said the first time she saw Holloway since high school was when she was being interviewed on television about Jennifer and Adrianna’s disappearance.
Since that time she has been one of a group of volunteers trying to help family members cope.
Since Jennifer was listed as missing with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department, Holloway said there have been no leads.
The last time she was seen, according to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department was on Thursday, March 25 in Cross Plains.
Holloway said she talked to her daughter on that Thursday while she was at the home of her boyfriend and his family.
“She was upset, and I offered to come and get her, but she felt she could handle the situation,” Holloway said.
On Friday, Jennifer talked to both her sister and father also indicating a problem. That was the last time anyone from her family has heard from the young woman.
At the time of her disappearance, Holloway said her impression is that the attitude of many people was that her daughter had just run away, and there was no real reason for concern.
“That’s just out of character for her,” Holloway said. “She spoke to a family member on a daily basis and now no one has heard from her in five months.”
In fact, Holloway said Jennifer is dependent on family members for everything from running errands to being a sounding board.
“You don’t go from being that dependent to being independent with no contact in one day,” her mother said.
What the family is asking for is volunteers to scour Robertson County and a 20-mile radius around Jennifer’s home county and make sure her picture and Adrianna’s are everywhere.
“Our goal is to make Robertson County and the 20-mile radius a big pie and to cut that pie into sections,” said Jennifer’s sister and Adrianna’s aunt, Lisa Robertson.
For each one of those pie sections Robertson wants a team leader with volunteers to talk to their neighbors and post flyers.
“We want to make sure there is a flyer in every window, everywhere that it is legal to post them. We want people who are dedicated to making sure these children do not fall through the cracks,” she said.
“People don’t disappear,” Robertson added. “They don’t vanish. Dead or alive every missing person is somewhere and they deserve to be found.”
Statistics show every 40 seconds someone goes missing, said Shelley Brown, a family friend and the head of the Child Seek Network in this area.
“That’s 1,440 persons a day. And while most are found quickly, some are not,” Brown said.
While the Amber alert has been a godsend when it is used, Brown said the criteria for an Amber alert hurts the search for some missing persons.
“If you don’t meet the criteria, you are simply missing,” Brown said.
Jennifer and Adrianna’s family said they will continue to search for their loved ones — and they hope others will join the effort.
Persons wanting information and contact numbers to help in the search for Jennifer and Adrianna can go to the Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributions to help fund the search may be made to the Bank of America, Kathy Casey Holloway Missing Wix Children Fund.
“I’m trying to be a mother, a wife, an employee and a detective. I just can’t do it alone,” Holloway said.
My Note: These beautiful girls are also on our Adopt a Missing Person program. One way you can help is by displaying their button. Please see:
as spoted1 said, there isn't any 4 door camaros or mustangs, the boyfriend when ask by police of the type of car that she got into was the camaro and then it was a mustang? and then he finally settled on a grand-am. I visited the area yesterday, in order for him to drop her off at this exxon station which is at the entrance ramp to I-65 and hwy. 25 he would have driven right by her moms house which sets only 30 or 40 feet off of hwy 25, in fact there driveway connects to hwy 25. just ain't something clear on his story. he said the next day that she came to his house to get the car seat for the 2year old child and the diaper bag. seems to me that if she knew that she was going some where that those two items would be standard travel issues for her to have taken on the night that he said he took her up to the exxon station in the first place. a young girl that works up at the exxon station knows jennifer, in fact she went to school with her, and she was working that night, when ask she said she did not see her there at all that night or her boyfriend. when this info was given to the police all they said is that she might have been " mistaken" unlikely as far as I see. there is something fishy going on with the police, two of the investigating officers have been relieved of there jobs because of the statements they made on the report. this boyfriend at one time has had at least 9 indictments against him for other crimes not related to this one and got cleared on all of it and " walked " we are trying to get a search team assembled soon, there haven't been a large amount of people thus far to offer help. this family needs people who will volunteer some professional assistant such as two divers to search two different rock quarrys that are in the vacinity, maybe a helecopter pilot that would be willing to fly over the property for aireal photos of the boyfriends mom and dads 80 acres of farm land, the same land that the boyfriend and jennifer lived on. and someone to offer private investigator work.
Thank you for helping Kathy & family. As a matter of fact, I do know someone to recommend to them. I know Kathy has/had a PI, but perhaps that person has proven to be ineffective. We have not talked about that for awhile.
Thank you for taking action for this family.
kelly, I'am sure that kathy would like to know of all the resources that is available for her, the next time you email or talk to her let her know of the person that you know. I have given her the names of several groups that are available when we need them, one being the shawn hornbeck search and rescue. don't remember if I mentioned earlier, but we will be getting the search teams organized next weekend then we will be able to place the teams in several different locations. we all wish that the police and other law enforcement would work with us, but it seems to me now after learning more that the boyfriends last name is a name in the community that the law enforcement tend to show favortism towards, and deceiving kathys family of the justice she deserves. I can't say it enough the police aren't wanting to help regardless if there is or isn't any evidence of foul play, if they don't look for any they want have any... again thank you for your support,kathy really appreciates it very much.
Last edited by dannyodie; 09-13-2004 at 06:14 PM. Reason: spelling errors
I'm glad you are helping this family. I often think that Jennifer's parents pain must be so unbearable, as they are missing not only their daughter but grandaughter as well.
There are so many people on this board who truly take action to help the families of the missing, not just ruminate as I do. Maybe when my kids are both in school there will be more I can do.
Thanks for all you are doing. I wrote Kathy right away after reading this, letting her know of my offer. I have not heard back from her yet, but I know she is very busy.
I wish more people had shown up to help. As I told her, I wonder how many might be scared away from helping because of this other family and their antics.
It's too bad about LE, but one does have to keep a congenial relationship with them, even if they are not doing their jobs.
Last edited by Kelly; 09-13-2004 at 09:46 PM. Reason: typo
to keep those that are following this case updated. today we all had a meeting in springfeild tennessee at the ems dispatch office, members of several rescue and recovery teams were present with a very stratigic plan with aireal photos and such, the tennessee emergency management will assist in making a state regional call of service to assist in the search, this means that possibly as many as 150 or more folks will turn out for the search, one county is providing a dog to assist as well which will go into the search area first, then followed by the search teams. the meeting we had was in my opinion a success. the state has included the use of a mobile command center and aireal support teams to keep an overhead view of the large area that we will be searching. the search will be in the general vacinity of the boyfriends property and will cover about 5 to 6 square miles. this is all due to the phone calls that many of the local volunteers made and the word got around fast. at first the bentons would not allow no one but the sheriff to search the property, one of the rescue teams had a man on it that grew up around the bentons and after about 2 to 3 hours of talking to them got there permission to do the search of the property, we will at least be confident now that the search is done properly and not with just a handful of police. at the first search of the property the police spent about 20 minutes on a 80+ acre farm and claimed that it all had been searched when in fact 90 percent of it was never looked at.
the search effort for jennifer wix was cancelled yesterday, the benton family has changed there mind to not allow the searchers to come onto the property, this puts a lot of eyes back on that family. why would they not allow that? do they have something to hide? mrs holloway to say the least is very upset with all of this. had the search taken place and nothing was found then we could go elsewhere to search, that property was the last known place that the two girls were known to be..
I don't know anything at all about this sort of thing, but because of the possible involvement of 'local authorities' with a cover-up, couldn't the family contact the FBI? IF local authorities aren't even searching the last known property where the victims were seen, there is definitely something wrong! If it were me and I wasn't getting local authorities to do anything, I'd be raising heck with letters, phone calls, contacting radio stations and tv stations. I wouldn't stop until someone listened to me. I'd contact State Reps, Congressmen, EVERY agency I could whether they looked for 'missing' or not, just to try to get attention and a response.Originally Posted by dannyodie
Good luck and God Bless.
If LE believes there is reason to search the property - why dont they attempt to get a search warrant. The the owners will not be able to say no then.
I pray that these two are found soon.
lisag, I understand from kathy holloway that some days after the two went missing that the robertson co sheriff dept search only a small, small amount of the property, I believe that it was done only around the two dwellings that they would normally be around, they used a dog from the metro police dept from nashville and spent no more than 30 minutes on the property and found nothing. there is 80 acres of land there to search much of it is thick wooded areas, and not many other homes around close by. the sheriff dept is dragging there feet and claim that they are going to search again but have not said when, I doubt it will be anytime soon, if they do it will most likely be after all the leaves fall from the trees, I think that the only dogs this county has is drug dogs, so if a cadaber dog is too be used it will be borrowed. you see someone in the sheriff dept in that county is buddy buddy with the bentons and are trying to keep them from being exposed of any possible wrong doings. joey benton, " the boyfriend " just this past year was arrested for dui or something like that, he was put in the back of a highway patrol car and he kicked the back window out of it while handcuffed, they had to hog tie him to keep him in control, this guy is a real creep, no job, no life, he drinks robatussin cough syrup for his high. sorry for such a long post, I could go on and on with this but it only makes me more and more upset to think that the le is not doing the job that they are enlisted to do. the following is the email that was sent out to me and others after mrs holloway learned that the bentons had discussed with the sheriffs office about the upcoming search this saturday, they are the ones that put a stop to it, whats up with that? these people aren't beginners by any means, they are the ones that le call out when they are needed for searching for lost people and such, they are the volunteer rescue squad and the volunteer tennessee emergency managment group. please read on to see mrs holloways email to me.Hello Everyone,
I have TERRIBLE news!!
THE GRID SEARCH THIS WEEKEND HAS BEEN CANCELED!!!!
I received a call tonight that was very disheartening and disappointing! We had previously received permission from the Benton family where Jennifer and Adrianna were last seen to come on their property to begin the search but today they changed their minds. According to them, after speaking with the Robertson County Sheriff Department. This is the logical place for the search to begin since this is the last place they were seen and for any dog to pick up their scent.
Needless to say, I am OUTRAGED!!! I find it absolutely ridiculous that the police would not work with the professional people of Emergency Management to do a thorough search of the area where two people were last seen six months ago, one of them being a helpless two year old baby. The citizens of this county should also feel my anger, due to the fact that by cooperating with these search efforts Robertson County would not have to spend any tax payers money and would be doing their job to be as efficient as possible in investigating my children's disappearance. Everyone should think of this and how it could effect you personally should you ever find yourselves in my familles position.
I pledge to you this, I WILL NOT SIT BY AND DO NOTHING AND ALLOW THIS TYPE THING TO CONTINUE IN THIS COMMUNITY!!!! I WILL NOT STOP LOOKING FOR MY CHILDREN!!! If I can possibly get volunteers gathered again in the near future we will still try to search the surrounding area in Owens Chapel. The leaves will begin to fall soon and this ploy did nothing but delay our efforts by two or three more weeks on a search that SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE ALMOST SIX MONTHS AGO!
Please remember that Jennifer and Adrianna will have been missing for six months this Saturday and pray for them to be found soon and that we will soon find a PUBLIC, ELECTED OFFICIAL that will CARE ENOUGH to help us soon.
Thank you all for your offers of help and support in the search that now WILL NOT TAKE PLACE.
Don't forget, this is not the end of the search, by no means, we still need people to help in other ways, like handing out flyers, mass e-mailing, advertising opportunities, fundraising and many other things. Anyone who will help, please stay in touch. PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP ON JENNIFER AND ADRIANNA !!!
Mother and Grandmother of Jennifer and Adrianna Wix
Making It Real
It makes it real when you watch the video and see the mother's pain. I've spoken to Kathy many times on the phone and been working with her for a long time, but to see her agony was difficult. She's a strong woman, but this tests one's limits.
Please pray for this family.
I wonder if the family can get an attorney who would take the case and file some sort of suit against the boyfriend, his family, and the police department. I'm glad that they aren't giving up, and hope that they are getting help and guidance with which authorities to now contact with complaints. Daily relentless complaints, phone calls, etc. should be done by many people to anyone and everyone who might listen. It's ridiculous that people with only an 80 acre farm would be so influential. That county must be very corrupt because the boyfriend is obviously the top suspect.