Family holds out hope Theresa DeKeyzer is alive and safe

WARREN - Detectives continue to sift through numerous tips in the disappearance of 22-year-old Theresa DeKeyzer of Warren.

So far, all have led nowhere.

Family members are convinced Theresa never planned to be gone as long as she has been.

“I went to her room, her phone charger was still plugged in,” older sister Sandy said. “No one was planning on leaving,” she added.

Sandy DeKeyzer said Theresa looked forward each year to attending the Electric Forest Music Festival, and the family had hoped she would be spotted sometime during the June 26-29 festival. Sandy said the family became more convinced when Theresa didn’t show up that her disappearance is suspicious.

Theresa was last seen early morning June 16. Her boyfriend, Scott Wobbe, said he dropped her off at 9 Mile and Van Dyke in Warren, near Theresa’s home on Lozier. The two had gotten into a fight the night before, and Wobbe reportedly dragged Theresa out of the car and punched her in the face.

None of Theresa’s seven siblings have heard from her since - there’s no cell phone activity traced back to her and she didn’t pick up her last paycheck from work. Theresa worked at a Tim Horton’s in St. Clair Shores with her sister, Christina.

”I don’t know. everything is a dead end and nothing adds up. I don’t know,” Sandy said when asked if she had any theories surrounding Theresa’s disappearance.

Wobbe was thought to be the obvious suspect. Theresa was known to go to rave parties, and according to family, known to hang out with the “wrong crowd” when with Wobbe. But after searching Wobbe's home, detectives didn't find any evidence he harmed Theresa. They did find illegal drugs, for which he now faces charges in jail in Midland County.

Det. Greg Booton, who has pored over tips upon tips expressed frustration over being unable to crack the case. Warren Police Department Deputy Commissioner Louis Galasso said, “We need to really develop a positive lead in which to locate Theresa and put some closure for ourselves and for the family,” adding he was concerned for her safety.

Sandy and the rest of the family are still holding out hope Theresa is alive and safe.

“We miss you. Come home,” Sandy said, holding back tears, “Come home, we love you so much."

Theresa's family has hired a private investigator who regularly communicates with Warren police.

Crime Stoppers of Michigan is also offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for any information in the case. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587). Calls are completely anonymous and cannot be traced back to its origin.

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