Vicki Burross was last seen in Jefferson County on January 8th.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that Vicky Lynn Burross bought a bus ticket at the Knoxville Greyhound station under another name.
Sheriff Bud McCoig said in a press release, "It appears she left off her own free will."
(January 19, 2012) Friends and family of a missing Jefferson County woman are launching a campaign to find Vicky Lynn (Sharp) Burross. The 46-year old lives in Strawberry Plains and was last seen January 8th.
Family members said she dropped off her young son at her parents' home that evening, before an early morning work shift. Her car was later found at the Knoxville Greyhound bus station, with the keys still inside.
The Jefferson County Sheriff said there is an investigator looking into her disappearance, but there is no indication of foul play at this time. Family members and friends said it would be unlike her to leave town, leaving her young son behind.
"Vicky was a family-oriented person, very close to her family, her friends, and her job was very important to her. She has a seven year old son that I cannot see her walking away from," said long-time friend Leanne Campbell.
By policy, 10News does not report missing person cases unless law enforcement requests the information be passed along.
However, once Burross's family and community realized she was missing, they launched a campaign to find her. 10News's decided to report the story and focus on their efforts to locate her using a number of resources, including the internet, to spread the word about her disappearance.
Burross's family and friends have posted fliers in her community, registered her name in several missing-person databases and even created a Facebook page for their efforts. That page already has hundreds of followers.
Her sister, Angie Swann, says it still isn't enough.
"We need to get our head together and think of something else," she said. "[Its] about to come to an end unless you get out and start looking, but we don't have the resources to get out and search for her."
Until they do, her sister Marla Burross says their goal is to simply notify as many people as possible.
"I've called all the business that were around where her truck was found, and I've also passed out flyer so them," she said.
"Get her face out there, name out there so people, if they do see her, they will recognize her," she said.