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Jacque Waller's family losing hope she will come home alive

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"I think from six last evening, I don't think Jacque's on this earth anymore--her spirit's not," said Stan Rawson. "I think we're talking about recovering her body at this point." "I think from six last evening, I don't think Jacque's on this earth anymore--her spirit's not," said Stan Rawson. "I think we're talking about recovering her body at this point."
"She loved her babies," said Stan Rawson. "They were her life, those triplets, and she loved her work." "She loved her babies," said Stan Rawson. "They were her life, those triplets, and she loved her work."
Now as family members look through Jacque's photos, they cherish the memories and instead of clinging to hope they pray for justice. Now as family members look through Jacque's photos, they cherish the memories and instead of clinging to hope they pray for justice.
Investigators also confirm, while Jacque's purse and phone were missing from her SUV, her laptop was recovered from her vehicle. Investigators also confirm, while Jacque's purse and phone were missing from her SUV, her laptop was recovered from her vehicle.
"We decided we've gotta get tough," said Stan Rawson. "There is time to grieve later, got to get tough now." "We decided we've gotta get tough," said Stan Rawson. "There is time to grieve later, got to get tough now."
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Search crews are back out searching the area Thursday for signs of Jacque Waller.  

Crews are continuing to follow leads and are beginning to search new areas

"We have really been bolstered by all the facebook messages," said Stan Rawson. "It's amazing how one life can affect so many people. (We) just really appreciate all the support getting from that."

On the one week anniversary of their daughter's disappearance, Jacque Waller's parents no longer believe their loved one is ever coming home alive. 

Jacque Waller, 39, was last seen near her estranged husband's residence in Jackson on June 1.

Clay Waller is still a person of interest, and investigators tell Heartland News Waller has not provided police with any new information since last Wednesday.

According to Sgt. Jim McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, James "Clay" Waller was a former public safety officer with the department after being hired in September 1995.  Waller resigned from DPS two years later in September 1997. Since that time (nearly 14 years) he has had no association with the department, added McMillen.

No official suspects have been named, and no arrests have been made.

The Cape Girardeau-Bollinger County Major Case Squad now confirms another theory investigators have.  They believe whoever drove Jacque Waller's SUV and left it on the interstate, may have left on a bicycle.

Investigators also confirm while Jacque's purse and phone were missing from her SUV, her laptop was recovered from her vehicle.  Her family members say that piece of evidence will be crucial in this case. 

"It had a diary in it," said Stan Rawson, Jacque's father. "That was a bad, bad, bad mistake that you'll be hearing about more in the months to come." 

Jacque's father is focusing his energy on justice.

"I think from six last evening, I don't think Jacque's on this earth anymore--her spirit's not," said Stan Rawson. "I think we're talking about recovering her body at this point."

While they want to stay hopeful, Stan and Ruby Rawson believe their daughter is never coming home.

"Don't have any hope they'll find her alive," said Ruby Rawson, Jacque's mother. 

Jacque Waller was last seen near Woodland Drive in Jackson Wednesday, June 1.  Her parents say she was supposed to pick up her son at her estranged husband's home.

Instead, her SUV was found abandoned off Interstate 55 near Fruitland.

"I wish I could tell you stuff about evidence, but I can't," said Stan Rawson.

[See a slideshow of Jacque and the search for her.]

Rawson did not want to jeopardize the investigation, so instead he shifted his focus to talking about his daughter.

"She loved her babies.  They were her life, those triplets, and she loved her work," said Stan Rawson. 

"She was such a pleasant child, never gave us any trouble," said Ruby Rawson. "A sassy, funny girl, really enjoyed her."

Her loved ones say her biggest accomplishment was no doubt her children.

It's breaking Jacque's parents' hearts answering the children's questions about mommy.

"My Avery, who looks like Jacque said, 'Do you think she doesn't like us and went to find another family?'" said Stan Rawson.

The Rawson's say the other children wonder if she was kidnapped.  Jacque's sister and brother-in-law now have temporary custody of the five-year-olds. 

Now, as family members look through Jacque's photos, they cherish the memories and instead of clinging to hope they pray for justice.

"We decided we've gotta get tough," said Stan Rawson. "There is time to grieve later, got to get tough now."

"We have really been bolstered by all the facebook messages," added Stan Rawson. "It's amazing how one life can affect so many people. (We) just really appreciate all the support (we are) getting from that."

Jacque Waller's high school classmates have organized a prayer vigil in Farmington.  It's scheduled for Thursday night at Farmington High School beginning at 6:30.  There will be prayers, a memory book to sign, and a balloon release.

If you have any information regarding Jacque Waller's disappearance, contact the Jackson Police Department at 573-243-3151.

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