Candlelight Vigil Honors Brittany Shank
By: Mike Stiles - Sunday, December 1, 2019

Jessica Rowlf leads a candlelight vigil Saturday night (photo courtesy of Mike Stiles/WBET News)

(STURGIS) – A small but dedicated group of people showed up Saturday night for a candlelight vigil.

Approximately 20 people came out to Free Church Park for the vigil in honor of Brittany Shank, who has been missing since November 30, 2018. The event was put on by Brittany's mother Jessica Rowlf, who says she is not sure she will see her daughter alive again. ...... {LISTEN}.

Rowlf says information has been slow in coming as they have searched for Brittany. ...... {LISTEN}.

November 30, 2018 was the last time 23 year Brittany Shank was seen. St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk says Shank was seen in the 33,000 block of Fawn River Road around 9:41 PM. She had left her grandmother's house after doing laundry and her car went off the road.

She knocked on two doors asking for help because she didn't have good cell phone reception. After stopping at the second house, Shank disappeared.

Brittany is 5 feet 1 inch tall, 110 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was seen earlier in the day with a white man between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches, who had short blonde hair with mutton chop type sideburns. He appeared to be in his early to mid 20's.

If anyone has seen Brittany or knows where she is, they are asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 269-467-9045 or St. Joseph County Central Dispatch at 269-467-4195.


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