Open Letter to Linnea from Mom and Dad


Dear Linnea,

We love you beyond what words can express. We have cherished you from your first breath and our affection has only increased with each day. We never imagined loving anyone as much as we love you and your brother and sister. No matter what happens, our love for you will not falter. We will never stop loving you passionately. Never.

Our best memories are filled with you. 19 years of absolute enjoyment coming from your compassionate character, your skills and your joy-filled personality. Our thoughts are filled with thousands of beautiful images of you: bakery runs, private piano recitals, the “donut hotel,” singing “concerts” in the dishline at camp, hikes on mountains and through rivers, lazy summer days, Gram’s playhouse, the RV trip, the summer house, playing in the ocean surf, baking sessions, you yelling at your sister when she cheats at board games, “training” the dog… the happy memories are seemingly endless. You have given us so much to be thankful for: we look back and love it all.

We love your past and look forward to your future. You are so special to us and we want to be by your side through the best and worst of times. We have so much hope for your future, and for our future together.

The last 14 days have been the most difficult days of our lives. The pain of not knowing if you are okay is unbearable. If you are able, please, please let us know where you are. The greatest gift you could give us would be to communicate to us that you are safe. Also, we hope you understand that it would be our honor and delight to stand with you as you work toward having hope again. We are on your team forever.

We will never stop thinking about you, and wanting to hear from you, not even for a moment. We believe that nothing can separate you from the love of God. We hope you know that nothing can change our love for you, either.

We love you every second of every day and are praying for you. We long for the day that we know you are safe.

– Mom and Dad.

(Marianne and Craig Lomax)

Linnea Lomax, a student at UC Davis and a native of Placerville, has been missing since June 26, when her parents went to pick up her up from an outpatient facility on Howe Avenue in Sacramento. Her parents asked that this letter be published in their attempt to contact their daughter and ensure she is safe.


  • Christy J. July 13, 2012 at 6:47 am Reply

    We continue to pray for Linnea’s safety and know that our Heavenly Father is here in the midst of everything and knows where she is. We love you all. A loving parents love continues on “Always No Matter What!”

  • JRH Hodges July 13, 2012 at 9:13 am Reply

    Linnea, I keep strong, continuously optimistic thoughts that you, my former student, will be safe, sound, and healthy.You are an extremely bright and lovely young lady who deserves a hopeful and wonderful future. ~Mrs. Hodges

  • Dolly July 13, 2012 at 9:28 am Reply

    praying continually for her safe return … I hope she reads this letter and knows she can come home NO MATTER WHAT…. love & blessings to all of you!

  • kelly July 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm Reply

    Many prayers for Linnea, that she would be surrounded by a hedge of thorns, that angels would surround her every move. May the Lomax Family have a continuous peace that only God can give. <3

  • Stewart Lomax July 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm Reply

    Seeing your unrelenting affection for your daughter is an example of how hard GOD seeks after us. He will never stop loving us as we will never stop loving our children and wanting the best for them. GOD be with you.

  • Laurie Hall July 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm Reply

    Since we heard of Linnea missing, her safe return and your painful waiting has continually been on our thoughts and prayers, and will be till she is found. You helped our daughter Elizabeth, when she was nineteen, in restoring our relationship and getting her on a good path. We will always be grateful.

  • Pam Fredback July 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I am a friend of Starla’s, we met when she lived in WA. My husband Ric n’ I have been praying for Linnea and all your family as you wrestle through this difficult time. As parents we can’t even imagine the struggle and pain you feel, but your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ is sustaining you. He knows Linnea and is intimately acquainted with all her ways, my prayer is that she will come out into the Light and flee the darkness of hiding that surrounds her to rise above the pain and surface out into the open. We prayer for her protection and safety and for His angels to surround her and defend her.
    We will lift you all up to our Lord Jesus Christ until Linnea is safe once again!
    Pam n’ Ric Fredback

  • Tamara Abel July 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm Reply

    My family is praying for her safe and joyous return to her friends and family.

  • jsl July 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm Reply

    I pray for you, your family and the large circle of people who love you every day. Take care sweet girl and come home soon.

  • Cecilia July 21, 2012 at 7:55 am Reply

    I will pray that you come home soon Linnea. May God protect you in this time where ever you may be.

  • Jeff Rimack July 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm Reply

    My family is praying that Linnea is safe and that you receive the phone call you are waiting for, that Linnea is safe. We pray for her safety and for God’s peace to come over you during this difficult trial in your lives.

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