Patricia Watson Bruner, 25, has not been seen or heard from by her family and friends for a week, her mother, Brenda Walker, told The Brazil Times on Tuesday. Patricia, with her daughters, Shauna McIntire, 3, and Samantha McIntire, 5, left her boyfriend's house last Wednesday.
Bruner had been living with her mother but moved in with her boyfriend, Shaun McIntire, 32, in Knightsville. Her washer and dryer were still at her mother's home in Terre Haute. So she packed up her 20-inch TV, a Play Station game and two bags of clothes for her and the children.
She told McIntire she was going to her mother's home for a couple days to do laundry. When McIntire called Walker's house that evening to talk to Bruner, he learned she had never shown up at her mother's and Walker had not talked to her daughter since Sunday, March 14.
Walker did some checking. None of Bruner's friends had heard from her. Bruner is separated from her husband, Jason Bruner, of Linton. Walker notified the Police Chief of Linton and the Vigo County Sheriff's Dept. She also filed a missing person report with Sgt. Det. Mike Heaton of the Clay County Sheriff's Dept.
According to Walker, police determined that Bruner had picked up her last paycheck from Westaff in Terre Haute. Apparently Bruner turned in her name badge and told her employer she was quitting.
Bruner attended Northview High School in 1995 or 1996, when she, her sister, Kristy Moorhead, and brother, Robert Moorhead, were in foster care at the home of Jim and Nancy Wardlow.
Bruner was last seen driving her mother's vehicle, a 1989 Ford Econoline Van. It is dark brown with light brown stripes.
Anyone having information about Patricia Bruner or her children should call the Clay County Sheriff's Dept. at 446-2535.