Family pleas for missing woman's return

THE family of missing woman Jodi Michele Eaton have made a public plea for information, as police say it's increasingly unlikely she will be found alive.

The 28-year-old mother of two from Sorell was last seen at 2.30am on Saturday, February 1, in a house in Sage Court at Bridgewater.

Her sister Sandra Eaton and mother Margaret Pickrell appeared before the media in Hobart this afternoon calling for answers about her disappearance.

``I am begging anyone who knows anything that may help us find my little sister to come forward and help, help us bring her home,'' Sandra Eaton said.

``We still have hope, although it's getting harder and harder every day, and pray that someone will be strong enough to come forward with information that brings her back to us.''

Bridgewater Detective Inspector Tim Dooley said police were considering the possibility that Jodi Eaton had been murdered.

``There are some things that we have been able to establish that cause me significant concern to the point that I am very anxious about her,'' he said.

``She may be alive but the reality is 12 days in, it doesn't look good, and hopes of finding her alive are fading rapidly.''

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000, or contact police.

Statement from Sandra Eaton:

I would first like to mention that I am speaking on behalf of all my family, all of Jodi's friends and of course her two children.

We are all deeply concerned and worried for Jodi's welfare and are strongly in need of some answers.

Jodi is such a caring, loyal and trusting person and is someone that brings our family together. 

She would do absolutely anything for us and especially her two children, and would be devastated about missing their first days back at school.

Jodi's children are her world and she is an amazing mother. The girls are missing their mother greatly and it's just not fair for children so young to have their mother taken away.

I am asking for answers.

And I am begging anyone who knows anything that may help us find my little sister to come forward and help, help us bring her home.

We still have hope, although it's getting harder and harder every day, and pray that someone will be strong enough to come forward with information that brings her back to us.

I know there are people out there that would know what has happened and I am asking you to put yourself in our shoes and think about how you would feel if someone has taken your sister, or your mother, or even your daughter. And I'm begging you to bring us closure as to what's happened as it will only hurt us more to never see or hear from her again.

We obviously all love and miss Jodi so much and we, we just want her to come home.

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