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Volunteers seek to ease pain of family with missing daughter

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Monica Sykes family has increased the reward to $20,000 for her return. (Credit: Monica Sykes family) Monica Sykes family has increased the reward to $20,000 for her return. (Credit: Monica Sykes family)

BERKELEY, Missouri (KMOV) - The desperate search for Monica Sykes continue.  She hasn't been seen since October 27th and it's been a nightmare for her family. Her mother, Regina Sykes, can’t believe she’s gone.

“My life will never be the same because you see this happening on the news to other people, you never think it's going to happen to you,” said Sykes.

Sykes’ daughter Dana Bailey said it has been so hard on their family not having Monica home.

“All I can do is cry. All I can do is cry. My children are there. They miss her. I sometimes feel like I can’t comfort them because I'm trying to comfort me. It's hard,” said Bailey.

Volunteers want to help ease that pain. Christine Efken went to high school with Monica’s aunt. As a mother she felt compelled to help. Efken along with other members from the community passed out hundreds of fliers.

“I couldn't imagine this at all.  I'd just be in a daze not knowing what's going on. Not knowing where my son is. My daughter is. I feel her pain that's why I am here,” said Efken.

The family is offering up to $20,000 reward for any information that will lead to Monica’s whereabouts.  If you have any information you are asked to contact the Berkeley Police Department.

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