Nearly a month after a missing pregnant woman vanishes authorities are still piecing together her disappearance. Twenty-year-old Candice Shields of Graham went missing December 10.
Graham Police have received unconfirmed reports of possible sightings, but that was weeks ago. Both officials and the family are urging anyone with information to come forward, the family says any tip no matter how outrageous it may seem, counts.
With fliers stretched out across the coffee table Jerry and Rhonda Tetmeyer hold out hope for this young woman's return.
"You're always waiting on that phone call, always hoping she comes knocking on that door," said Jerry Tetmeyer.
The Tetmeyer's are the aunt and uncle of 20-year-old Shields. She is the mother of a one-and-a half-year-old son and is also four months pregnant. She went missing the evening of December 10 after coming home from work. She last seen at her grandparents home in Graham.
"She was getting ready for work, getting ready for the next day and sometime during the night, not sure when, she came up missing," they said.
Her grandfather got up that night and noticed she wasn't in bed, he checked the doors and discovered the back door was unlocked so he called police.
"They weren't able to find her. They weren't able to see her," said Jerry.
All of Candice's belongings were still inside her room.
"Anybody that knows Candice knows she is not going to leave her cell phone," said Aunt Rhonda.
Candice's parents live in San Antonio and have traveled to Graham to search for her; from the river to the woods there is no sign of her, it's as if she vanished.
"That's where the mystery comes in. We don't know what happened to her. We have no idea."
Neither do police, all interviews have cleared. Both Jerry and Rhonda believe she was in danger. They say her last Facebook post was about her being scared, but they don't know from who. Still they anxiously wait for her return, lighting a candle each night and saying a prayer they hope will be answered.
"Candice. If you're out there and you hear us please call we love you and we miss you."
The family has set up a bank account in Graham. It is the Graham Interbank and under Candice's parents name Ronnie and Michelle Quillin under the account number: 464-8993.
They say any donation received will go towards finding Candice. They are also looking to set up a search effort for Candice. To get involved check out their Facebook page by clicking here.
Candice Shields stands 5'3 and weighs 130 pounds. Candice has long brown hair.
If you have any information about her disappearance or know where she is, investigators want to hear from you.
You can call Graham Police at 940-549-6441.
You can also contact the family at locally at (940) 521-8188 or at (432) 349-1434.