Michaela Garecht
Sharon Garecht, a California mother, is also hoping a nosy neighbor or concerned community member will speak up and help find her daughter.

On November 19, 1988, Michaela Garecht was kidnapped from a neighborhood market. Police say her disappearance could be linked to Garrido, Jaycee's alleged abductor.

More than 20 years later, Sharon still remembers the last moments she shared with her little girl. "It was a Saturday morning, the first day of Thanksgiving vacation, and she and her best friend had asked if they could go to our neighborhood market to get some treats," Sharon says. "I walked to the front door, and Michaela turned around to me and she said, 'I love you, Mom.' And I said, 'I love you too, Michaela.'"

Sharon says she watched the girls ride their scooters down the driveway, into the street. "That's the last I've seen her," she says. "Jaycee's mother woke up one morning. She got that phone call that changed her life, and I am waiting for that day to come for me."

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