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    Posted January 25, 2011 by
    Wichita Falls, Texas
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    Nancy Grace: America's Missing

    Missing- Danielle Hill-Alvarado Wichita Falls,TX


    Danielle Alvarado was last seen when she left her mother and grand-mother's house on January 24th, 2010. One year later, her family is still trying to figure what happened to her.

    "Today is just a real hard day to think back that I watched her walk down that street, never to see her again," said Balynnda Dillard, Danielle's mother.

    The day Danielle disappeared, she had gone to church with her mother and grandmother in the morning.

    On the way home, they saw Danielle's husband outside his house, which is a few blocks from where Balynnda lived.

    " [We came] home and he's standing over there on that corner, pacing back and forth, hitting his fist in his hand," explained Dillard.

    "[Danielle said], 'Momma, I'm in so much trouble.' I told her you don't have to go back, you can stay here. You don't have to do that."

    But Danielle didn't stay, she left. That was the last time her family saw her.

    Over the course of the year leading up to her disappearence, Danielle's mother says she started associating with a hard crowd--drug users and people prone to violence.

    Danielle's family says they're people she met through her husband.

    "She's not that kind of a person, she's a very fun person to be around," said Ericka Brannon, Danielle's sister,"and being around that was really shocking. I don't know how she got herself there."

    When Danielle disappeared, she left behind a five-year old daughter named Nikki. It's for her sake Danielle's family is pleading for help.

    "I feel that everybody that has helped has done everything they can do, but I just want more," said Brannon.

    "I can't have Danielle back, and Nikki can't have her momma back, and that's what I want. I want Danielle," said Dillard.

    Monday's balloon release--a tribute to the woman a family loved. A woman a family wants back.

    "Just to let her know," said Dillard,"whether she's in Heaven or on earth, to let her know that we love her, and we miss her and want her to come home."

    When Danielle disappeared, she was between 90 and 100 pounds with brown hair. She is five feet tall with hazel eyes.

    If you have any information on this case, you can call the Wichita Falls Police Department at 761- 7792.

    Wichita Falls Police say they are treating this as a missing person case and are continuing to work on leads

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