Daughter of woman missing since 1993 says family is trying to stay neutral

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The daughter of a woman missing since 1993 says her family is trying to stay neutral as crews search for what they believe could be the remains of her mother.

Laura Mason

Laura Mason

Safiyyah Mills was just 15-years-old when her mother, Laura Mason, went missing.

"We've had a couple of leads along the way where you know we got our hopes up, so now we're just really trying to stay neutral until we have something more concrete," Mills said on Thursday.

Police confirmed Wednesday afternoon they believe the body of Laura Mason could be buried somewhere behind a home near 98th and Hardesty.

The owner of the home says detectives showed up a three weeks ago and said they needed to take a look around her backyard.

As of Thursday afternoon police have not yet located Mason's body and crews were still searching.

Police say they are not sure what happened to Mason, but say that she was last seen March 28, 1993 while celebrating her 45th birthday.

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