She prays everyday, her daughter will finally come home, and while it's been more than 3 decades since her child vanished, one Davenport mom said recent cold case police work is giving her new hope.
Kimberly Doss went missing in Davenport when she was only 14-years-old.
Just this week, investigators in Muscatine and Moline solved two other cold cases spanning decades, and that's exactly what Kimberly's mother wants.
"Nobody's ever seen her, Nobody's ever seen her," said Linda Robertson, Mother of Missing Person.
In 1980, Kimberly Doss's mother, Linda Robertson said her daughter got on a bus from Houston, Texas to Davenport, never to be seen or heard from again.
"She was supposed to go to her dad's, but she never got to her dad's."
That's when Linda filed a missing persons report with the Davenport Police Department.
Lieutenant Gene Wall has been with this case from the beginning, and to this day he said there are still no promising leads, "We've checked out a lot of different follow-ups and none of its come back true."
But that's not stopping Kimberly's mother and sister from trying to find her.
"I've been a lot of different places, lots of different places, lots of telephone calls... it's always something that's going to cross your mind. That's your kids you know."
Wall said cases like this are difficult to crack, but he said recently solved crimes give investigators a glimmer of hope.
"I know there are other things that have come up in the community that brought this to a head again, and hopefully there's somebody out there, they call up again and give us another lead."
Hope, Linda and her family said they still hold on to after all these years.
"I think she still is living. I do for some reason or another, I don't know. I don't want to thing nothing different... come home or call home."
Investigators tell us they follow up on every tip they get, no matter how cold the case may be.
If you have any information where she might be, call Davenport police.
When it comes to keeping cases from going cold, local law enforcement said time is of the essence.
"These leads dry up, the witnesses dry up, the evidence dries up, all you can do is hope that maybe you'll get that one lead that helps to break the case open," said Major Mike Brown with the Scott County Sheriff's Department.
He said the first 48 hours after someone goes missing are crucial.
That's when sightings and other leads pour in, then the tips fade off.
Meanwhile, Davenport police said they're continuing to investigate Kimberly Doss' disappearance.
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