‘Just bring her home safe:’ Family, community members hopeful missing Picture Rocks woman will return home

Search for Sarah Galloway Continues

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The investigation continues in the case of a woman who seemed to disappear from a small community northwest of Tucson.

“If you see her, just bring her home. Drop her off, go on, just bring her home safe, that’s all," her mother, Sherry Galloway said.

38-year-old Sarah Galloway was last seen at her home on Massingale Road around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21. Sarah has Down syndrome and functions at the level of an 8-year-old.

“Every morning, 7:30 - 8 o’clock, I sit out here and watch cars and I’m just like, ‘Did you take her? Did you take her? Did you take her?’” Galloway said.

“I feel like I’m experiencing grief, like when someone passes away," said Sarah’s sister, Kandace Jaconski.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department called off the active search for Sarah seven days after she was reported missing.

[ “She vanished in thin air." ]

Family members said Sarah may be suffering from delusions that she is wanted by the law. She has no access to money, social media or a phone and is not carrying any ID.

“She was unpredictable, just totally unpredictable," Galloway said. She said her daughter was up the entire night before she went missing, wanting to be with “her husband.”

For the family, each passing day is another day of doubt. They don’t believe Sarah wondered off into the desert.

“I think somebody’s got her and they’re just...," Galloway said. “I don’t understand how anybody could just pick her up and just go on.

“The way that this search has been going, you know, covered so much ground,” Jaconski said.

Sarah’s picture still hangs at the Wagon Wheel Corner Store, as people walk in and out with a few things in hand. A missing poster is taped to one car’s windshield.

Donald Wadley set up a command post in the parking lot of the Wagon Wheel the weekend Sarah went missing.

“There’s got to be a clue. Nobody just vanishes out of nowhere," Wadley said.

Volunteers are still meeting and moving through the area, but Wadley said they aren’t as strong as they were weeks ago. But, Wadley said the search won’t stop without an answer.

“A lot of prayers, it’s keeping our hopes alive, keeping our spirits up," Wadley said. "It’s what keeps us going.”

Jaconski and Galloway said the family is so thankful for the work of the volunteers and law enforcement in the search for Sarah, with hope she will be home soon.

“We’ll never give up," Jaconski said. "We’ll never rest, until she’s home.”

Something that may be left to a stronger force than any search party.

“I know one thing’s for sure though is that, we’ve got to turn her over to God and that’s all there is to it," Galloway said.

PCSD’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating. Dep. Daniel Jelineo, public information officer for the PCSD, said the unit handles all cases involving missing persons and cold cases.

KOLD News 13 requested an interview with a detective in the case. PCSD denied the request due to a very active investigation and the sergeant did not want to hurt any avenues in the case.

Jelineo said PCSD issued search warrants to go into a couple of houses during the initial response to the case, but have not done so recently.

Galloway is described as white, 4-foot-11, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater, dark pants and rainbow unicorn shoes.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call 911. You can also submit an anonymous tip, with the potential for a reward, by text, phone, or by going to 88-CRIME.org.

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