A North Texas family is asking the public's help to find a 38-year-old mother who has been missing for 10 days.
38-year-old Chili’s waitress and the mother of a 7-year-old girl, Emily Wade was last seen on Jan. 6 in Ennis, about 35 miles south of Dallas.
Emily's mother, Shirley Wade, told reporters that she became concerned when her daughter failed to come home at 10 p.m. that night and knew something was wrong when Wade did not come home the following day to change for her 11 a.m. shift at Chili’s.
“I don’t think she ran off, I would bet my life on that,” the concerned mother told NBC News. “I’m scared I’ll never see her again alive, and I’ve never said that to anybody else, but I am scared to death.”
Relatives of Emily, a Kentucky native, say it's unusual for her to be separated from her 7-year-old daughter.
"We just want her home, and every night, me and my daughter, we pray together that we are going to find her," Jared Jones, Wade's former partner and father of their daughter, told "Today." "It gets harder and harder every day to keep the hope."
The Ennis Police Department asked for the public’s help in the search for Wade. She was described as a 38-year-old white female with blonde hair, weighing approximately 140lbs. Wade was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima with Kentucky license plates at the time of her disappearance.
Anyone with information on Wade’s disappearance or who has seen the Nissan with Kentucky license plates 411 PAZ was urged to call the Ennis Police Department at 972-875-4462 and ask for Detective Sergeant Rickman.