Family of Missing New York Woman Asks Shania Twain for Help
A reward of $2,000 being offered for information on a 24-year-old from New York who went missing late last month.
Rachael Lynn Mattice of upstate New York, was last seen on June 22. She has brown hair, blue eyes, olive skin, weighs about 120 pounds, and she’s 5’3″ tall. The Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is offering the reward.
Mattice’s case has garnered extra attention after country singer Shania Twain tweeted about her disappearance. “Thinking of you Rachael,” she wrote.
“I’ve heard the story of Rachael Mattice [and] urge anyone with information to come forward to police [and] help her return to her family,” Twain added.
Cynthia Nellis, a friend of Mattice, wrote a lengthy plea on Facebook to Twain about the her friend’s disappearance. She wrote that Mattice went “missing from her campsite” in the Adirondack Mountains near Wells, New York.
I’ve heard the story of Rachael Mattice & urge anyone with information to come forward to the police & help her return to her family. (1/2)
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) June 30, 2016
“Her parents are [devastated] and just want their girl back,” Nellis wrote. “You are Rachael’s favorite country artist. She absolutely adores you.”
Mattice, a home health care aide, had recently moved to the campsite, which has no cellular phone service, to work in the area, her family told Fox News. “She said, ‘I’m at the bottom of the hill. Goodnight and I love you,'” Wendy Mattice, her mother, told FoxNews.com. “She has no enemies,” her mother added. “She’s a very loving person.”
After not hearing from the woman, her father, David, drove to the camp several days later. Her vehicle was there but she was nowhere to be found. Officials have since launched a search for her using dogs and police helicopters, Fox reported.
Mattice’s friends and family have been posting pictures and sending out messages about the missing woman on Facebook, while also sending messages to Twain.
“This is day 5 (7 days missing),” wrote Michael Mattice, a family member, on June 28. “If anyone can help us as in any good leads please do. Rachael if you can see this we love you and please if you can contact us we are dying here. There is no news and it is crazy.”
“I need this little kiddo home,” he added.
Those with any information about Mattice’s whereabouts, can contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office or can place a completely confidential tip via the Crime Stoppers website.