Montgomery Mother Feels Natalee's Mother's Pain
June 27, 2005, 0-1:47 AM
While Natalee Holloway's family and friends continue to comb Aruba looking for clues, one mother here in Montgomery knows exactly what Holloway's mother is going through. The two may be hundreds of miles apart but they're as close as being next door when it comes to their missing daughters.
"I just miss her." Pam Riley has been at a lost since her daughter disappeared a year and a half ago. Laquanta Riley was 19 when her mother last saw her, and that's about the same age as 18 year old Natalee Holloway who disappeared about two weeks ago in Aruba. "I understand what that family. is going through. I pray for them. When I pray for my baby, I pray for her's."
She doesn't like to watch the news reports from Aruba on television because she says they stir up emotions in her she doesn't want to feel. "It's impossible that a human being just vanishes and nobody knows which way. It's impossible. You see that in the movies and all the untrue stuff. It's impossible. Somebody knows something."
And, like Natalee Holloway's mother, she also passed out flyers looking for her daughter when she didn't come home one night in December 2003, and she still wears a button everyday with her daughter's picture on it. A daughter who she says enjoyed playing the clarinet in the school band and graduated valedictorian from the 9th grade. But her mother thinks she might have trusted somebody too much. but she knows her faith will see her through this. "I'm not going to give up. I can't. I'm just going to stay where I am and do whatever he puts before me and trust him because I know that he knows everything anMonday, November 5, 2007 9:11 AM
Pam Riley says all she needs is to know is that her daughter is all right. She says even if Laquanta calls and says I can't tell you where I am but I'm "OK" she says that would satisfy her.
Her daughter is 21 year old now. She's 5'8" tall and weighs 200 pounds. If you have any information about her please call Crimestoppers at 215-STOP.
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