October 6, 2014 – Kristi Richardson went to her daughter’s house to say happy birthday. Around 5:30 Richardson drove home, checked her mailbox and went inside. What happened next is still unknown.
Last seen October 6, 2014
Amber Fazio, Richardson’s daughter said “After my dad passed away she stopped almost faithfully, every night, sat at the end of the counter and ate dinner with us.”
The family and community have searched by land and air, for any clue they can find. While they try to live their normal lives, they still struggle everyday with uncertainty.
Pete Fazio, Richardson’s son in law said “I think the most frustrating thing is someone out there knows something; whether it’s a mother, a father, sister, or brother. I think if someone knows something, I would hope they would make that tough decision, bring closure, and have the decency to pass that information on.”
A lot has changed in a year. The family has sold Richardson’s home, cars, and taken over the family business, Richardson Trucking. Richardson and her husband built the company from one truck and no money to nearly 30 trucks. Now her son Tracy runs the company from his mother’s office, surrounded by her memory.
“It’s bitter sweet for me to be in here. But it also makes me feel close to her being in here. And really it’s an opportunity for me to honor my parents and her legacy because really it was one of the biggest accomplishments in their life so I didn’t want to see it just shut down,” said Tracy.
During the family’s yearlong nightmare, friends have given incredible support. Friends have started the leave the light on campaign where neighbors leave their porch lights on, ready to welcome Kristi if she finds her way home. Friends have also donated to the reward fund.
“It’s amazing how this community has come together and helped us out in every aspect,” Amber said.
Tracy added, “Friends and family, and also the community of Wyoming really. And that’s why we love Wyoming so much,”
If you have information on Richardson’s whereabouts call the Kristi Richardson information hotline at 307-235-8202.