Mother celebrates missing Craig girl’s birthday, asks for community help to continue the search
Craig — The mother of a missing Craig girl released balloons on March 18 to celebrate the teen’s 15th birthday almost seven months after her daughter disappeared.
Katrina Treacy, 15, was last seen Aug. 23 by her mother, Jean Robertson. Robertson has not heard from her daughter since.
“It’s been the most horrible thing in my life. Your whole heart is broken,” Robertson said.
Treacy went missing soon after returning home from a trip to Arvada to visit her aunt.
“She called her Aunt Val on (Aug. 24), the day she actually came up missing,” Robertson told the newspaper in September.
The lack of immediate evidence of foul play or abduction has limited the resources law enforcement can expend on the search so Robertson and her family are doing what they can to find Treacy.
The constant worry, phone calls and trips to Denver to search are taking a toll on the family.
“The tears never stop. There hasn’t been a day I haven’t cried,” Robertson said.
Robertson is disabled, has a limited income and cares for two children still at home, one adult-child and two of her grandsons.
“Financially, I can’t do everything that I want to do,” Robertson said.
Last year a laptop computer was placed on her doorstep with a note, “for Katrina’s mom. I hope it helps.”
Robertson has used the computer to create posters to hang in Craig businesses and in Aurora and Missouri where the teen has family and might turn-up.
“When she first came to us she was just devastated,” said Lora Stockman at Craig Storage. “We let her make color copies of posters.”
Robertson has also used the computer to create a GoFundMe page seeking to raise $3,000 to help pay for fuel in her travels to put-up posters.
She relies on Murray Fenstermacher owner of Murdawg Motors in Craig to keep her 2002 Toyota going.
“She doesn’t have any money. Her fuel pump went out, that is her only transportation, so I pulled that out and fixed it,” he said.
Treacy is considered an endangered runaway. Robertson is being helped by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The case is still under investigation by the Craig Police Department.
Treacy has also been listed with the Colorado Crime Information Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and recently made a list of 50 Colorado missing children broadcast by ABC 7 News in Denver.
“The classification of endangered means that she is missing under circumstances indicating her physical safety may be in danger,” according to the National Crime Information Center.
Robertson is certain that her daughter is still alive.
“She couldn’t have just dropped off the face of the earth. She has to be somewhere and someone has to know something,” Robertson said. “Katrina, please come home.”
Treacy is five feet, four inches tall, 110 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Those with information are asked to call Craig Police Department at 970-826-2360 or Jean Robertson at 970-620-1470.
Anyone who would like to support the search with a donation may visit: http://www.gofundme.com/please-help-me-find-my-daughter.
2:10 a.m. On the 400 block of Washington Street, police in Craig responded to an animal complaint. Craig police said a caller reported being bitten by a dog and police continue to investigate.