MOBILE, Ala.(WALA) - It's been two months since 19-year-old Brittney Wood was reported missing after she left to visit an uncle in the Styx River area.
Brittney's mother, Chessie Wood, told FOX10 News Monday about a new effort to publicize the case. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children now has the teen listed on its website.
Although the exposure may be helpful, Chessie Wood said she is losing some hope.
"I don't think my baby's alive; I just don't. I wish I could, but I don't," said Wood.
Chessie Wood said Brittney left her home in Tillman's Corner on May 30 but she was expected home later that evening.
"It's just hard. She's been gone for two months, and we don't know nothing today that we didn't know the first day she left," said Chessie Wood.
Since Wood's disappearance, the uncle she was going to visit committed suicide, several family members have been arrested as part of a sex crimes investigation by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Department and no sign of the teenager has been reported.
Law enforcement said the arrests of her family members are not related to the teen.
The Mobile Police Department said they believe Brittney is alive and is just not coming forward.
"There have been a number of arrests with other family members. It is interesting; but we don't have anything right now that says that she's in any sort of trouble," said Levy.
Brittney's mother disagrees.
"(She has) no car, no money. All her friends have been accounted for so she's not with them. I do not believe Brittney ran off," said Wood.
If there is a chance Wood is out there, her mother hopes she will hear this message.
"Brittney, I've always been here for you. I've always protected you to the best of my ability. And that will never go away baby. Please, please come home to your family and Payton. We need you in our life," said Wood.
If you have any information regarding Brittney Wood, call Mobile police.
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