Anita Bucki's brother Cliff Brown says her son was having a birthday party Thursday for her one-year-old granddaughter. He says the family was just hoping she would come to the party, surprising everyone.
Brown says they would not even question her about where she's been and if she wanted to stay off the grid, they'd even help her. As long as she would tell them she's alright.
Bucki vanished from the Town of Corning home she shared with her husband in late April. Investigators have combed the home, nearby land and water in the area.
Brown says it's unlike his sister to take off with no word to anyone.
He says they continue to pray for her and hope for the best. But he also says, as terrible as it would be if the ending to this case is not a happy one, at least then they would have answers and closure.
Brown says Lincoln County Sheriff's Department investigators have not kept his family in the loop about the investigation. And while that's frustrating, he also understands it might also be protocol.
NewsChannel 7's call to the department to get an update in the investigation Thursday was not returned.
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