Dozens gathered Sunday to remember the girls who vanished nearly three decades ago. Danette and Jeanette Millbrook have been missing since 1990, but their family is not giving up.
Sunday’s event, originally a prayer vigil, turned out to be a rally to raise awareness and keep the Millbrook twins’ names alive.
“I am just hoping one day I will see them walking through my front door,” Mary Sturgis, the twins’ mother, told NewsChannel 6.
Fighting back tears, Sturgis said nearly 3 decades after Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook’s disappearance, the pain has not lessened.
It was March 18th,1990 when the sisters were last seen at the Augusta Mart, formally named “Pump and Shop convenience store off of MLK Boulavard.
We were told the girls were on a mission to get bus fare from their Godfather and then head home before school started.
“To see them walking off and some kind of a way I felt like… I don’t know it was just different that day,” Sturgis said.
Flash forward to the 28th anniversary of Dannette and Jeanette’s disappearance: People of all ages and backgrounds came out for one purpose.
Donna Green organized Sunday’s rally. She heard about the missing girls on the Fall Line podcast.
Having her own son taken from her, when he was just 5 days old, and later the case turning cold, Green felt passionate to spearhead this event.
“I know about cold cases, and if they don’t stay active, they stay cold,” Green said.
Dozens of volunteers held up signs and handed out flyers to people driving by– hundreds showed supported by honking.
The Fall Line podcasters who picked up the twins’ case drove up from Atlanta to show support. Brooke Hargrove told me the twins’ podcast has reached 2.2 million downloads.
“We were shocked at how little help they have gotten and wanted to do anything we could to advance the case,” Hargrove added.
There is an $8,000 reward for information leading to the resolution of Dannette and Jeannette.
“I just know somebody knows something,” Sturgis said.
If you have any information about the missing twins, contact Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
The tip line: 706-821-1000
Anonymous tip line: 866-939-5050