Vicky Burros, according to her family, is a very devoted Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and friend. To those that know her, it appeared that everything was just fine. That’s a key reason why news of Vicky Burross missing from Strawberry Plains, TN seemed so out of character.
So much so that when people heard of Vicky Burrows missing, the family sprang in to action and the community pulled together offering support.
Marla Burross said that she saw her sister on January 8th at Church. Vicki Burross then dropped off her 7 year old son at her parents’ home late that night on January 8th.
Cell phone records indicate that she made a call to the Greyhound bus station around 3:13 AM on 1-9-12. Calls made to her cell phone appear that it may have been turned off and disconnected. The phone that Vicky had was a pre-paid phone. Vicky also failed to return to work on 01/09/12
Her Ford ranger was found in Knoxville, TX on January 10th and it was located a mere 2 blocks from the bus station and still had the keys inside the car. Her purse was found at her home.
On January 23, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Dept. confirmed that Vicky bought a bus ticket at the Knoxville Greyhound station under another name.
Sheriff Bud McCoig said in a press release, “It appears she left of her own free will.”
The family and friends of Vicky Burross are not totally convinced that there was no foul play involved in her disappearance and just want to find their sister and friend.
On the 10 WBIR news website comments section, a person who identified herself as Dawn Presciti Cariddi a friend of Vicki Burross, posted this message,
Thank you so much for airing the segment on Vicky Lynn (Sharp) Burros. Over 800 people have joined the group set up for her on Facebook. Many of us are friends and family who are not at all convinced that no foul play was involved.
Also on the same board was a posting from her sister, Marla Sharp Burross
I want people to remember I only want to find my sister. We don’t need judgement or negative opinions.
Although we certainly do not want to add to the family’s pain, it is important to note that there is no crime in disappearing if that if what an adult chooses to do. The evidence uncovered by the police seems to point toward the conclusion that Vicki Burrross, for whatever reason, chose to disappear of her own accord. If that is the case, was it preplanned or a spur of the moment decision?
Why would she or anyone choose to leave behind all their family and friends? The possibilities are endless and it is almost impossible to really know what is going on deep within someone’s mind.
On the family’s, Missing Vicky Burross website, Marla Burros issues a family plea. She mentions that Vicki Burross was very involved in the day-to-day life of her family. She saw her parents daily, cleaned their house regularly, and would take her Mom shopping and to Church when her Dad was not available. She regularly visited family member when they were in the hospital and “was always there”. Her parents are devastated at not seeing her or her son daily.
Could mounting pressures combined with day to day life and working simply have caused the family-oriented 46 year old woman to feel overwhelmed and want to get away from it all?
The family undoubtedly will not rest until they know if the case of Vicky Burross missing was indeed voluntary or if something else happened. If she is safe, hopefully she will contact a family member, friend or member of her Church soon.
The family have set up a Help Find Vicky facebook page that is regularly updated.
Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Vicky Burross is encouraged to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 865-591-1602.