Shania Twain tweets for help in finding missing New York woman
July 1, 2016
Country music star Shania Twain is asking for the public's help in locating a missing New York woman, after the 24-year-old's family reached out to the singer.
Rachael Mattice was last seen on June 22 after she left her parents home in Johnstown, N.Y., for the family's camp in Wells, a remote town some 53 miles away in the Adirondack Mountains.
No one has seen or heard from Mattice since then, and the family asked Twain, the young woman's idol, for help publicizing the case.
On Thursday, the star answered, sending out a tweet that urged anyone with information in the case to come forward.
I've heard the story of Rachael Mattice & urge anyone with information to come forward to the police & help her return to her family. (1/2)ó Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) June 30, 2016
Mattice had dinner at her parents home on June 22 before driving in her silver jeep to the family's camper in Wells. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Mattice was last seen in downtown Wells at 9:15 p.m. that same night.
Mattice, a home health care aide, had recently moved to the camp -- which has no cellphone service -- to work in the area, according to her family.
Before heading up a hill to the heavily wooded campsite, Mattice sent her mother a text message."She said, 'Iím at the bottom of the hill. Goodnight and I love you,'" Wendy Mattice told FoxNews.com. That was the last known communication from the young woman.
After not hearing from Mattice, the woman's father, David, drove to the camper on Friday at approximately 6 p.m. Mattice's vehicle was there, but she was nowhere to be found.
Since then, an all-out search for the woman using helicopters and dogs has yielded no clues.
"Itís not her nature to just take off," said Wendy Mattice, adding that the two communicated with each other multiple times a day.
"She has no enemies," Mattice told FoxNews.com. "She's a very loving person."
Anyone with tips in the case is urged to contact the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office at 518-548-3113.