BELLEVUE, WI--It's a difficult milestone for the family of a missing Pittsfield woman. Friday will mark one year from the date Victoria Prokopovitz disappeared. The family is now offering more money for information in this case, pleading for answers.
The reward has gone up from $1,000 to $2,500. Her daughter is making these fliers, hoping it will push someone with information to come forward. She says April 25th, 2014 will be the hardest day yet.
"Please find it in your heart to just end this nightmare for us. It's not a matter of who did what, who knows what, just we want our mom back," said Marsha Lortiz, Prokopovitz's daughter.
Family photos are all that's left for Marsha to hold onto. Prokopovitz was last seen at her house in the small town of Pittsfield on April 25th last year. Search teams combed the area, and never found a trace of her, but Marsha isn't giving up.
"It can't stop. It won't end. It will never end for us," said Marsha.
She's making posters for a gathering Friday in honor of her mom. She's also fundraising to pay for a private investigator, fliers, and more. Marsha's friend Rhonda is hosting the gathering and knows how hard this is for her.
"I can't imagine what I would feel like if one of my loved ones was missing and had no answers," said Rhonda Schmidt.
Marsha is convinced someone knows something, and says she can't rest until she has answers.
"I'm so wrapped up in this. But how can I let it go? She's my mom," said Marsha.
If you have any information on Victoria Prokopovitz's whereabouts contact the Brown County Sheriff's Office (920) 391-7450 or Green Bay Crimestoppers at (920) 432-7867.
Public gathering for Victoria Prokopovitz missing one year:
Location: 6298 Cottonwood, Pulaski
Schedule of events:
-5:30 Potluck dinner
-6:30-7:00 Gathering & Balloon release
-7:00-8:00 Gathering & Candlelight vigil
Event will take place rain or shine.