Tuscaloosa’s Janet Hamner still missing one year after disappearance

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — This week marks the one-year anniversary since Janet Hamner went missing in Tuscaloosa County.

Genia Friery, Hamner’s niece, said her family hasn’t given up hope.

“One year seems like days, it seems like its been longer than one year,” Friery said. “And there are times when it seems like she went missing yesterday. It’s been very hard and we still don’t know anything. We are begging for answers. But I can’t give up on her and can’t give that hope up and I refuse too.”

Hamner was last seen on August 11, 2018 at Moe’s Travel Plaza on Hwy. 82 in Pickens County.

Just days after Hamner went missing, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a massive search for her using ATV’S, horses and at least 30 volunteers. Despite the search efforts, Hamner’s family still has no answers.

“There is someone out there that knows something, and all we are asking is that they please come forward and all we are asking is to please come forward and give us that information,” Friery said. “We need that closure”.

Hamner’s family is now offering a $25,000 reward. Anyone with information on Hamner’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 205-752-0616.

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