Family still searching for missing woman

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles family is still looking for their sister who went four years ago. Pamela Boutte Watson went missing December 19, 2007. According to her brother Marcus she left their parent's home on 3rd Street that morning around 9 a.m.

"She pretty much was acting normal. She just walked out of the house. If my parents would have thought anything was going on they would have taken the keys from her, they would have blocked her car in or did something. But nobody had any inclination that she would just leave," said Marcus Boutte.

Marcus said Watson is bipolar and left without any of her belongings or medication.

"Without her medication she is very confused and probably doesn't know who she is," said Boutte.

Nearly two weeks after her disappearance Watson's Ford Ranger truck was found abandoned on the side of Interstate 10 eastbound at mile marker 141 near Baton Rouge.

"We got the call on New Year's Day that her truck was found on the Interstate at mile marker 141. It had the keys in the ignition and half a tank of gas. A wrecker service operator told us it had been there for nearly two weeks," said Boutte.

Boutte and his son went to the area and searched. Volunteers also went along to search the nearby woods fearing Pamela was possibly lost in the woods. Not long after there was a reported sighting at a Baton Rouge Alberton's Store. Texas Equusearch got involved and has since been helping with the case. Despite another reported sighting at Blockbuster store in Kenner they are still no closer to finding her.

Boutte has put more than 70,000 miles on his truck traveling the country passing out fliers. They've also put up electronic billboards but sill no sign of Pamela. Although his family remains upbeat, Boutte is just sorry his father died without ever finding Pamela.

"We believe she is still alive. My father died without know what happened. That was hard for him because she is the youngest of 10 children. It's hard for my mom. It's hard for everybody. Until somebody calls us to come and identify a body that they say is her... we all believe she is still out there somewhere. So we will continue to look," said Boutte.

If you've seen Pamela Boutte Watson or can help in this case call Texas Equusearch at 281-309-9500 or toll free at 1-877-270-9500.

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