SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A cake and some candles help celebrate the life of Amanda Romine.
The Springfield woman has been missing since last summer.
Her family continues to hold out hope of finding Romine as they celebrate her birthday Monday.
“I can just always remember her saying she was never going to turn 30,” said Aliya Lindsey, Romine’s sister. “Now, I sit here and laugh because she’s 31.”
Monday will be Romine’s 31st birthday and the only gift family wants is to find out where she is.
Romine has not been seen by her family and friends since July 5.
“We had a couple of phone conversations at the beginning of July,” said Lindsey. “After that, she disappeared and vanished. No one had heard from her since.”
It is a disappearance made more tragic for the family after Romine’s mother passed away in August.
She never showed up for the funeral.
That was when the family realized how serious the situation was.
Seven months later, they are still asking for help.
Romine is described as being 5’2″ and weights 130 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. The family said she has a fish tattoo on her neck.
“Please, just help our family,” said Lindsey. “She’s been missing for more than 7 months. It’s been the worst seven months of our lives. She does have nieces and nephews that worry and cry all the time. We just want closure. It’s all we want at this point.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 937-324-7685.