2 Years Since Disappearance Of Bambi Madden

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 11, 2008 at 5:40 PM EST

It's been two years since a Binghamton woman disappeared.

Police have followed dozens of leads, but still nothing.

It's been a difficult time for a family that wants to know, what happened to Bambi Madden.

Two yeas ago, Bambi Madden left her apartment at 29 Winding Way.

She said she was going to a local convenience store.

Madden never came home.

Friends remain supportive of her family.

"It's been very hard for them. They wake up everyday wondering where she is and wake up everyday thinking maybe this is the day that the police will find something and tell us something. I mean they just want to bring her home," says family friend Pastor Debra Wilson.

Bambi was 34 at the time she disappeared.

Since opening the missing persons case, Binghamton police interviewed dozens of people.

"We've followed up on it as late as the end of November and early December of last year, 2007. Whenever leads come in, whenever we receive new information, we follow up on it," says Lt. John Shay of Binghamton Police.

None of that information has brought them any closer to finding Bambi.

It's a mystery Madden's family hopes will be solved one day.

"I think as time goes on, their hope has diminished. They hold on to the hope that she'll be found. That's what they don't want to give up on. They hold to the hope that she'll be found," says Wilson.

Bambi's family and friends will hold a candlelight vigil at the 1 Stop on Front Street in Binghamton.

The family hopes the candlelight vigil may jog someone's memory and new information about Bambi's whereabouts will come forward.

The family hopes that information will lead to Bambi coming home.

Anyone with information on the disappearance or whereabouts of Bambi Madden, can call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-866-304-TIPS, or the Binghamton Detectives at 772-7080.

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