Missing girl's family raises money for billboard ads

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The family of a Petal teenager missing for nearly 20 years has hosted a special fundraising event to pay for new billboard advertising. It's hoped the new signs will help determine what happened to her.

Saturday, family members of Angela Freeman welcomed visitors to the second day of a garage sale on family property in Lamar County. They sold clothing, books and housewares to raise money to pay for a billboard advertisement on Highway 42 in Petal. It was put up 4 weeks ago.

Freeman disappeared in Sept. 1993 and was never heard from again.

"We want to thank each and everyone that's had a part in trying to help us with this, also who have donated," said Clydell Freeman, Angela Freeman's grandmother.

"It's been 18 years and you know, a lot of people still remember it and there are some people that have never heard of it and it's time to let them know that she's been missing for 18 years and there is still no answer," said Debra Freeman, Angela's mother.

The Freemans said they hoped to raise enough money to pay for other billboards at other locations.

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