MEMPHIS, Tenn — Where is Ricarda Tillman-Locket? The young wife and mother disappeared 11 years ago leaving her family, a community and police searching for the answer to that question.
However, WREG has uncovered details about a tool that is open to both the public and law enforcement that could help solve cases like Locket’s, except we learned it hardly being used.
A new Tennessee law could change that, and possibly lead to closure for families with missing loved ones.
Across the country there are some 85,000 active missing person cases.
Richenda Pritchard’s niece, Richarda Tillman-Lockett, was reported missing Feb. 19, 2007.
“You don’t know what happened to them…you don’t know where they are. You don’t know if they’re alive. You don’t know if they’re dead,” said Lieutenant Cindy Capps of the Memphis Police Department.
Tillman-Lockett reportedly left work but never picked up her young