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Ottumwa mom searches for missing vehicle

Elizabeth Shepherd told KTVO she started her 2005 Chevrolet Silverado outside of her home on Mary Street around 6 p.m. Sunday/Submitted Photo

An Ottumwa mom needs your help finding a pickup truck she says was stolen from her home on New Year’s Eve.

Elizabeth Shepherd told KTVO she started her 2005 Chevrolet Silverado outside of her house on Mary Street around 6 p.m. Sunday. Shepherd said she turned her head for less than a minute to grab her coat, and the truck was gone.

Friends are spreading the word by sharing a picture of the truck on social media. Shepherd doesn’t understand why someone would be so cruel, but she’s grateful for the big response she’s received from the community.

“I appreciate that everybody’s doing something like this for me and getting the word out so I can find my truck so I have transportation for me and my son,” Shepherd said.

Not only is this vehicle Shepherd and her son’s only way around, but it's a gift that was passed down from her father four years ago.

Ottumwa police officers are helping Shepherd track down the missing vehicle. Anyone who happens to see it, is asked to call the Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661.

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