$5,000 reward offered for return of missing Milwaukee woman

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 13:18:53-04

A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the safe return of a Milwaukee woman. 28-year-old Audrey Scott has been missing since July 4.

The Scott family has been desperately searching for the past 25 days. They're holding onto hopes that Audrey is still alive and will be found.

"Any lead or tip, we're going to the area no matter what time it is," said Scott’s cousin Farrah Bowen.

"We've searched Canal Street we've searched storage units," said Scott’s mother Carrie Scott-Haney. "She has children that she would not go without speaking to."

Scott-Haney has been leading the trek to pass out flyers and information while fighting back emotions and fears.

"My hope is what's keeping me going, I've got to keep going, I've got to find her," she said.

Scott-Haney takes us back to the early morning of July 4 when her daughter went missing. She said Scott was out with her boyfriend at McGillycuddy's Bar and Grill on Water Street.

"There was a fight that broke out there between him and her and then with her cousin," said Scott-Haney.

The day before was the last time they heard from her.

"After that everything is a mystery," said Scott-Haney.

Scott-Haney said the couple has a history of domestic violence.

"I begged her to leave him; he's pulled out guns on her before," Scott-Haney said. "She feared for her life."

Police say Scott wasn't reported missing until July 14. A witness told investigators Scott was seen that day near 92nd and Sheridan, but she wasn’t found.

"I think that's to throw off the police," said Scott-Haney.

As each flyer is passed along, hugs from strangers give Scott-Haney faith they are one tip away from bringing Scott home.

"Wherever she's at, she knows I'm trying," Scott-Haney said. 

Milwaukee police tell TODAY’S TMJ4 Scott's boyfriend has been questioned in the case, but they're still looking for leads.