Family of missing Fairfield, IL girl desperate for answers - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Family of missing Fairfield, IL girl desperate for answers

FAIRFIELD, IL (WFIE) -

The family of Megan Nichols is still distraught over her disappearance.

The Fairfield, Illinois teen hasn't been seen or heard from since she vanished on July 3.

"I feel incomplete. It's scary, and it's also just, every day I wake up like okay is this real, and it's been almost six months, and it still is unbelievable to me that she's not here," says Kathy Jo Hutchcraft, Megan's mother.

Kathy says little things are constant reminders of what's missing, and time isn't making things easier.

"I was really hoping she'd been home for Christmas. And I think that's what hurts the most is I thought Christmas would do it," says Kathy.

For the first time, the family didn't get together, "I didn't know that I could handle being around everybody. It's just too hard."

Authorities have been working to find Megan and find out whether she left on her own.

They've been getting some tips on her whereabouts, but none have panned out.

"I have my moments where I want to give up. I don't want to go through, I don't want to live like this, but I'm still here. God has a plan for me, and I believe with all my heart that he has a plan for my daughter too."

There is a reward being offered for any information leading to Megan's whereabouts.

If you know anything, call police.

Copyright 2014 WFIE. All rights reserved

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:19 GMT

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>
  • New Orleans sits atop an ancient barrier island

    New Orleans sits atop an ancient barrier island

    To the casual observer, this looks like any other section of marsh. However, this spot in extreme Eastern New Orleans-- almost at the St. Tammany Parish line-- is unique. 

    More >>

    To the casual observer, this looks like any other section of marsh. However, this spot in extreme Eastern New Orleans-- almost at the St. Tammany Parish line-- is unique. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly