CANTON, Ga. – Last night, Brooke Olschewske had a dream that she was sitting on the bed in her sister, Mayci’s room, listening to Twenty One Pilots records, laughing and gossiping. But when she woke up, her little sister was still gone.
Her 16-year-old sister, Mayci Olschewske, was last seen filling her 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe’s tank at Murphy’s gas station in Canton, Ga., just off Riverstone Parkway on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 8:30 a.m.—and then darted across the street to empty her bank account, withdrawing all the money she earned the weekend before, refereeing a soccer game, out of an ATM.
And then, she vanished.
"I just want to tell her, I love you so much," Brooke said, choking up and fighting back tears. "I miss... just being sisters. Everything."
"Everyone is just destroyed. We can't move on without her."
Nine days after she disappeared, her family was given some hopeful news from two states away.
Her car was spotted driving on westbound Highway 22, going over Harden’s Chapel Road in Fulton, Miss., Brooke said. Police confirmed that she was alone.
However, that was last Thursday, at 1:30 p.m., the day she left town. She had driven just over 200 miles from home, and about 100 miles northwest of Birmingham, Ala. Continuing a path on Highway 22 could have led her to Memphis.
“We have no idea where she plans on going or stopping,” Nicole posted on Facebook.
But her sister believes that she may be heading northwest—possibly to Oregon where she has an aunt or Yosemite in California.
Yosemite National Park is more than 1,900 miles from home. Oregon is more than 2,000 miles.
Her 20-year-old big sister is hoping she will reach out when she’s reached as far as she can go.
“I think, is that she's gonna drive as far as she can until she can't drive anymore. And, at that point, I'm hoping that she contacts one of us."
"She's independent. She thinks she can do this, but she can't."