Family of Missing Southside Woman Hopeful For Her Return

Halifax Co., VA - Hattie Brown has been missing for almost four years now.

Brown's family in Halifax County has been encouraged by Amanda Berry's story. Her sister says they've never lost hope of getting to see her one day.

When Diane Brown heard the news that Amanda Berry had been found after 10 years of captivity, she couldn't help but think of her own missing sister.

"It just let us know that we have to keep the faith, hang on to hope and never never never give up," Diane Brown said.

Police say Hattie Brown was last seen May 16, 2009 at a Sheetz gas station in Halifax County with her nephew. Police found her car abandoned behind a barn eight weeks later.

"She was a good person, there's nothing she won't do to help you and she was just a down to earth good person," Brown said.

The Brown family has been actively working on finding their sister. They've put out a $25,000 reward for leads that turn into an arrest and conviction in the case.

The family has organized fundraisers over the years to help pay for private investigators.

"We've had a few leads, but nothing to lead us to her whereabouts at this time," Brown said.

Brown says they've been in constant prayer.

"It's been an emotional roller coaster and God's grace and lots of prayer, that's what' been getting us through this. And lots of prayer, I mean sincere prayer and that's what's been getting us through this each day," Brown said.

Hattie Brown would have been 52 this year. The investigation into her disappearance is still on-going.

If you have any information regarding Hattie Brown, you're encouraged to call Virginia State Police at 1-800-552-0962.