Missing Woman's Husband Speaks Out

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- It's been exactly one week since a Machesney Park woman vanished.

Today, police have confirmed Katrina Smith's wallet was found in Rockford, nowhere near where her car and purse were found abandoned.

“It's been horrible, I just want her to come home.”

One week after police say 30-year-old Katrina Smith said she was going to run some errands, her husband says he's still waiting for his wife to come home.

"She said I will be back later and that was the last we had heard of her," said Katrina Smith’s husband.

Smith is speaking out for the first time since he reported his wife missing.

Now, 7 days later, search crews continue to scour Schoonmaker Park near where Katrina’s purse and car were found abandoned, her wallet found days later in Rockford.

“It's overwhelming, the outreach, the love and the support of everyone, and I am deeply grateful and I know Katrina would appreciate it as well."

Smith says he and Katrina didn't live in separate homes, like police reported, but that his wife was house sitting in Roscoe. He says the two have been happily married for seven years and that he is devastated by her disappearance.

"I just want her to call or come home or let us know she's safe,” Smith said.

Local businesses are also reaching out. Thor advertising posted a sign, begging for the same result, to bring Katrina Smith home.

As for the bloody paper towels that were found on Friday, police say it could take weeks to determine where the blood came from.

Her husband Todd says he is reading the Facebook comments and is hurt by them. The family says they are so thankful for all the help.


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