Reggie Whiddon and his family have endured a constant heartache the past three years many families cannot understand.
This week marks the third year anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of his sister, 44-year-old Allison Whiddon.
“It never really gets any easier. I think you learn to live with it better,” Reggie Whiddon reflects.
The vivacious, outgoing, friendly, and well-loved Smiths Station high school graduate disappeared from Panama City Beach, Florida, sometime around April 19, 2016. At the time of her disappearance, Allison Whiddon worked and lived in Panama City Beach.
WRBL News 3 has covered the Whiddon disappearance since shortly after Allison vanished. Over the years, we have continued to follow the story.
“There’s a big stigma in the world where if something bad happens to you, you must have deserved it. Or you’ve been bad, or whatever,” Reggie Whiddon says. “I don’t know what makes people think like that because let me tell you something. This is a messed up world. Bad stuff happens to everybody.”
Though the three years have been long and tough, Reggie says he hasn’t lost faith Allison’s case can be solved.
“I believe in God,” Whiddon says. “I know what He’s done in my life, for me, and I know He’s not going to turn around on me. So, I’m just walking with Him.”
And now, he prays for at least one person to come forward to police and tip them in the right direction and break the case.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to News 3 that Allison Whiddon’s case is active. The detective leading the investigation says he does not have any additional information to share at this time.
However, he does ask that anyone with information on the disappearance of Allison Whiddon to call or contact Panhandle Crime Stoppers. The number is 850-785-TIPS or 850-785-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous.