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Family pleas for information that will help law enforcement find missing mother

Posted at 9:42 AM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 12:43:15-04

Earlier this month, 65-year-old Sachiko McClurg and her daughter, Jeni McClurg were reported missing.

Police say Jeni's estranged husband, Norman Schrank, abducted the women on May 1 and drove them to Pine, Arizona, three hours north of Tucson.

Authorities found Jeni McClurg alive not long afterward, but her mother is still missing and believed to be dead.

Schrank was in the Pima County Jail facing felony charges that included first-degree murder. But the Sheriff's Department says Schrank killed himself in his cell, and they are frantically looking for any clue that may lead them to Sachiko.

Now, the family is asking anyone who might know what happened to their mother to come forward.

"My wife is still missing. She's a beautiful woman, she has an amazing heart, such a contagious laugh. We miss her terribly. Everyone who meets her loves her," said a heartbroken James McClurg. He can hardly contain his grief while talking about his wife, Sachiko.

Sherri McClurg, Sachiko's daughter, said there was information that helped officers find Jeni, and the family is hoping someone comes forward with pieces of information that will help find her mom.