In Heather's Memory: DNA Kits
Heather Teague went missing 11 years ago. Her mother is honoring her birthday by passing out DNA kits to kids.
Honoring Heather: Identifying Lost Children
April 26, 2006 03:48 PM
A Tri-State mom uses her missing daughter's birthday to help keep other children safe.
Heather Teague, who went missing from Newburgh Beach in Henderson County 11 years ago, would have been 34 this year. Her mom, Sarah, has spent nearly every day of those 11 years, looking for leads to her daughter's disappearance.
And now Sarah is directing her attention toward helping find other missing children.
On Tuesday, she handed out some 400 DNA kits to the students of Pride Elementary in Madisonville. Sarah says taking DNA samples from these students might be just what it takes to identify children when they're found.
"I just hope another family does not ever have to go through what we have been through, if this can possibly help. We are doing it because it's here, the need is here, and it's to honor Heather on her 34th birthday."
Sarah Teague hopes one day to create a county-wide children's DNA data base. http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=4819944