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Family fears “something bad” happened to missing Florence County woman

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The family of a missing Wisconsin woman is asking the public for help as the investigation into her disappearance continues.

Nancy Renkas, 47, has been missing since July 18. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Wednesday morning to release more information and a plea for the public’s help.

Renkas, a Florence County native, was visiting Iron Mountain, Michigan at the time of her disappearance. The Sheriff says surveillance video from a Super One grocery store shows Nancy getting into a white SUV at about 1 p.m. The SUV left eastbound on US Highway 2.

Nancy’s sons Marvin and Joesph reported her missing when she failed to arrive home to Florence County. The Sheriff says there is no credible evidence that Nancy intended to leave the area and not return home.

Nancy’s son Marvin spoke at the news conference Wednesday morning. He said the family does not know why she did not come home as planned. Marvin says he spoke with her several times that day before her phone was shut off.

“We fear that something bad has happened to her,” Marvin said.

The Sheriff says investigators cannot rule out foul play at the point. He says several items of evidence are being examined in this case. The Sheriff says a Nancy Renkas Task Force has been established.

The FBI and Wisconsin Department of Justice are helping with the investigation.

Billboards are going up in Florence County and Iron Mountain to raise awareness about the case.

Hunters are being encouraged to report anything suspicious in the woods.

Marvin described his mother as “kindhearted” and “outgoing.”

If you have any information on the disappearance of Nancy Renkas, call Marinette County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-427-5857. You can remain anonymous.

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