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Family and friends search for missing woman in Johnson County, KY

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Photo provided by family of Christina Barnett Photo provided by family of Christina Barnett


"Chrissy. I'm here. Where are you?," yells Michelle Edwards, as she walks down another side road off of Kentucky Route 80.

She's looking for her sister, Christina Barnett, 34, who was reported missing after she left her home in Sitka last Wednesday.

Ms. Edwards hope her sister's "unique beauty" helps her stand out.

"Thirty-four, blonde hair, beautiful girl. You could spot her easy," says Edwards. "I know she's in trouble, and I'm coming to help her. I love you baby."

Edwards says Christina told the family she was going to London, Kentucky with a man she had known for a few months, having originally met him on the internet.

"She thought she had a boyfriend, a steady boyfriend, for months," says Edwards.

The family is concentrating most of their energy on Route 80 between Prestonsburg and Hazard, where Miss Barnett was last reportedly seen at a gas station on the same night that she was reported missing.

The family is asking that anybody driving along Route 80 is also on the lookout.

Christina's family says the 34-year-old is an avid Facebooker and texter.

When the texts and status updates abruptly stopped, Edwards says she knew something was not right.

After one week, with few positive developments, a teary-eyed Michelle Edwards says everyone is still hopeful.

"I pray to god that when I see her, she says 'Thank God, Sissy. You're here.'"

Christina Barnett was wearing a pink dress and cowboy boots when she left her home in Sitka, and may be traveling in a dark-colored pickup truck.

Anyone with information on Barnett's whereabouts are asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 606-435-6069.

Anyone wishing to get involved with the family's daily search parties should call 606-653-7941. After a woman went missing on Sept. 18 her family and friends say they are doing everything they can to find her.


Christina Barnett, 34, told her family she was going to London, KY., with a man and would be back in a few hours.  It was the last time they heard from her.  The Kentucky State Police are involved and investigating her disappearance, as well. Barnett's sister, Michelle, and her brother, Clinton, are leading the search handing out flyers, going into the woods and looking along Route 80 and other major roads in Johnson County. 

Barnett's mother, Donna Hale, says not hearing from her daughter is unusual.

"She's always on her phone; always on Facebook, but since Wednesday, she hasn't answered her phone or been on Facebook," Hale said. 

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Christina Barnett please call your local police detachment.