As one Milwaukee family sat down to Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, they had one prayer: the return of their loved one.
Ameera McFarland, 23, has been missing since Oct. 31. The young woman whose childhood dreams of becoming an architect were lost to a battle with mental illness, has lived a transient life in recent years. But she has always checked in with family, until now.
“We are desperately searching for Ameera and are praying that someone in the community may have information about her whereabouts,” Rhonda Taylor, McFarland’s older sister, said in a statement issued by a public relations executive who had mentored McFarland as a child. “Our family is extremely worried. She is mentally ill and off her medication. This is the longest she has ever been away from home without making contact with any of us.”
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