January 26, 2006 - Posted at 2:06 p.m. CST
WARREN, Ark. (AP) _ A mother of four has been missing for more
than a month, and Arkansas State Police have joined in the search
Forty-four-year-old Valerie Gibbs of Warren was last seen
December 17th. Her mother, Shannon Stevens, says she dropped off
Gibbs at a convenience store that afternoon.
State police say nobody knew where Gibbs was going or what she
was going to do after that.
Stevens says her daughter, who has three children in college and
one in high school, was in the process of getting a restraining
order against a male acquaintance she felt threatened by.
State police Captain Cleve Barfield says investigators do not
believe Gibbs disappeared willingly.