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Massillon woman spoke with News 5 in 2018 after her brother was killed in a crash, now she's missing

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 18:25:13-05

MASSILLON, Ohio — They held hands and prayed, hoping God would step in and bring Parris Hopson back home.

On New Years Eve, dozens of folks gathered at the Friendship Baptist Church in Massillon with her family.

The 26-year-old has been missing since Christmas. Her loved ones say she walked in the direction of a local park and never made it back to them.

Family and friends have been doing searches everywhere but haven't had any luck. Massillon Police are also on the hunt.

"I'm hoping, I'm staying positive trying to stay strong for everyone," said Hopson's cousin Ashley Arnold. "Maybe she's just somewhere, needed to be by herself needed to clear her head."

Unfortunately, this family knows heartbreak all too well.

Hopson's brother, 22-year-old Perry Hopson, was killed in April of 2018 in a car crash.

News 5 spoke with Parris Hopson, the now missing woman, when a local high school used her brothers destroyed car for their drunk driving campaign. Her brother was not drunk.

"Anyone that was responsible for displaying the car if feel should be held accountable for the pain and grief that they have brought upon our family and our friends," said Hopson in 2018.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts are asked to call Massillon Police.

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