Reward Increased For Information On Missing Trucking Company Owner

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On October 6, 2014, Kristi Richardson stopped by her daughter’s house in Casper, Wyoming to drop off a birthday card and spend some time with her grandchildren.  At 7:45 p.m., Richardson received a call from one of her drivers.  After that, Richard vanished and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Phone records show that a call to Richardson from a vendor at 11:00 p.m. that evening went unanswered.

On October 7, 2014, Richardson did not show up for work at her trucking company, Richardson Trucking, in Casper.

When Richardson did not show up for work, her daughter, Amber Fazio, went to her home to search.  Fazio entered the home using a garage door opener– the front door was locked and dead bolted. No one was at Richardson’s home and nothing in the home appeared to be disturbed. Richardson’s purse, ID and $800 in cash, and cell phone were found in the home.

For more than a year, Richardson’s family and friends have been searching for answers in her disappearance.

“We are no closer today to recovering her than we were a year ago,” Capt. Steve Freel of the Casper Police Department told FoxNews.com. “We still don’t have that tip.”

Authorities believe Richardson met with foul play, however there is no evince of murder.

According to Fox News, detectives have been speaking with a former employee who wanted to be romantically involved with Richardson in 2013.  Richardson turned the man down. The man denies being in Richardson’s neighborhood the night of her disappearance; however, Fox News reports a source close to the investigation said the man’s account of that day have “unexplained gaps.” Police say there are a number of persons of interest in the case.

Richardson and her deceased husband owned Richardson Trucking since 1979. The pair started their business with 3 trucks. The company now has 30 trucks and is a well-known company in the area. Richardson’s son has stepped up to run the family business.

Richardson’s family has offered a reward for information in her disappearance.  On Monday, the 1-year anniversary of her disappearance, the family increased the reward to $250,000.

“Someone out there knows something,” Richardson’s son, Tracy Richardson said in a press conference.

“If it’s money that is going to get the answer, that’s great by us. We don’t care about the money,” he said. “We just want to find out what happened to our mom.”

If you know anything about this case, you’re asked to call 307-235-8202.