WORCESTER, Mass. — At 13 years old, Alejandra Medina has lived almost half her life without her mother, Sabrina Hatheway, who has now been missing for five years.
"I was actually at my grandmother’s house," Alejandra recalled. "Every time I come in my room, it feels like my mom is in here."
The quiet teenager keeps her mother's spirit alive.
Sabrina Hatheway was last seen alive on December 20, 2014 at the Worcester home where her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Kevin Crozier, lived.
A week after Sabrina’s disappearance, the home burned to the ground.
Crozier was arrested in Florida and is now serving time for arson and conspiracy charges.
Crozier has denied any involvement in Sabrina’s disappearance, but Sabrina’s family doesn’t believe that.
"I just can’t believe that a person can just go missing and nobody knows anything," family member India Maria Medina said.
She is raising Alejandra.
Christmas gifts are already under the tree, but all the family wants is to find Sabrina.
"I now know that she is no longer with us," India Medina said. "If she walked in that door, it would be a miracle. I would be so happy. But I really believe she is not with us."
Sabrina's aunt, Lisa Hatheway, has spent five years searching for her niece.
"This has been too long. Sabrina wouldn’t go a week without calling us to let us know," Lisa said.
She never thought it would take this long to find her
"For her not to come around, it’s another year of misery, because you don’t know what’s what, where she is, how she is," Lisa said.
In a statement to Boston 25 News, Worcester Police tell us the Sabrina Hatheway investigation remains open and active.
But in five years, there’s never been any sign of her.
If anyone has information about Sabrina Hatheway they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.
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