PITTSFIELD - Family and friends gathered Friday evening to mark the disappearance of a Brown County woman.
Victoria "Vicki" Prokopovitz vanished one year ago Friday. She was last seen at her Pittsfield home.
Prokopovitz's family says the anniversary is a very difficult day. They planned the gathering so they could be surrounded by people who care about her. Friday night's events included a balloon release and a candlelight vigil.
Friends and family are still trying to figure out what happened to the 60-year-old grandmother. An exhaustive search hasn't turned up any clues as to why she disappeared without identification, money or a vehicle.
Prokopovitz's family hopes by marking the anniversary, people will think again about whether they have seen the missing woman, or remember any clues from past conversations with her.
"Someone had to see her. Someone has to know something and if they would just come forward with what they saw maybe it didn’t mean something to them but it might be enough to lead us to where she is or what happened. And that would answer all these questions that we live with on a daily basis," said her daughter, Marsha Loritz.
The Brown County sheriff's office says the investigation is ongoing. Family members say they are frustrated because, despite a reward they recently upped to $2,500, no one has called authorities with any leads.
Sheriff's officials say anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers. That number is (920) 432-STOP.