Monday marks one year since Lynn Rickard went missing and on the anniversary, her daughter Laura spoke publicly about her mother's disappearance for the first time.
Authorities say Lynn Rickard walked away from her Kansasville home in Racine County on the morning of June 25, 2017. She left without her oxygen tank and authorities believed she also didn't have any clothes or shoes.
The day she went missing went by in a blur for her daughter Laura.
"It's just been very, very difficult losing your best friend," she said.
Laura says she used to talk to her mom on the phone every day but the last year without her has been devastating for their family.
"A lot of sleepless nights," she said. "Coming out here is very, very difficult. Of course being there for each other is the main thing."
Very few leads have come in regarding Lynn's disappearance. The Racine County Sheriff's Office and more than a dozen other nearby agencies used drones and thermal imaging cameras in the days that followed her disappearance, but found few clues.
They did find footprints they believed belonged to Lynn, and a witness came forward later saying they saw Lynn in the area.