It has been 40 years for the reason that mom of six disappeared.
LARGO, Fla. — In 1982, Retha Hiers, a spouse and mom of six, went out to purchase laundry detergent and by no means returned to her Largo house. Now, almost 40 years later, her daughter remembers it prefer it was yesterday.
“None of it provides up. It’s a thriller. I can keep in mind the day on the age of 14 when she disappeared…I can keep in mind her standing on the door waving goodbye that was my final time seeing her,” mentioned Dana Hiers.
Retha’s automobile was discovered 4 months later in Clearwater. Investigators say she had an affair with Cleveland Hill Junior, an asphalt contractor and former minister. Detectives say two different girls he dated additionally disappeared. Margaret Sprint disappeared in 1974, Hiers in 1982, and Donyelle Johnson vanished in 1989.
“My mom was in a relationship with this man so it was two different girls. One earlier than her, one after her, and so they all three disappeared. Mysteriously they only disappeared,” Dana mentioned
Hill was by no means charged with a criminal offense within the disappearances of those three girls. 10 Tampa Bay initially adopted the case and reported that in 1968, Hill shot his spouse and mother-in-law and served time for these crimes. He was later sentenced to drug trafficking in 1992. He was launched from jail in 2008 and later died in Virginia.
“I want closure,” Dana mentioned. “I imply it’s been too lengthy. Somebody locally is aware of somebody is aware of one thing however nobody will say nothing.”