One year ago, then thirteen-year-old Bianca Piper disappeared after her mother said she dropped her off on a bridge near her home in Lincoln County, Missouri.
Friday night, more than a dozen people gathered for a prayer service on the remote McIntosh Road bridge, near Foley. Quoting from scripture, Pastor Jim Blue, of Sunrise United Methodist Church, had words of encouragement for Bianca's loved ones. "Later in that same chapter, Chapter 8, Paul says, 'If God is for us, who can be against us... Does it mean He no longer loves us, if we have trouble, or calamity?'"
Despite continuing their investigation, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies have no new leads. Bianca's family says they believe someone knows what happened to her, and they are hoping the one-year anniversary of her disappearance prompts someone to come forward.
Bianca's grandfather, Guy Young, said, "That's all I can hope for right now. Somebody knows something. And I'm just hoping they'll open their heart enough to let out a little information."
One of Bianca's grandmothers, Carol Young, lead those in attendance in the Lord's Prayer. "Give us this day, our daily bread..." Later, overwhelmed with grief, Young was comforted by friends.
There is a ten-thousand dollar reward for information about what happened to Bianca Piper.