Community members organized a three hour search near 22-year-old Katelyn Markham's home Tuesday afternoon. The Fairfield woman hasn't been seen since Saturday night.
"I just want people to know that I feel she's still alive, and people are telling me that she's still around, so I want to keep that faith, I want to keep my spirits up and everything," said John Carter, Katelyn's fiance.
It was one year ago that he proposed to the graphic design student, but now he, along with friends and family, are searching for her.
"I just know in my heart that Katelyn in alive, she's just waiting for us to find her," said Katelyn's friend Megan Gordon.
Carter says he last saw Katelyn around 11:30 Saturday night, after he left her townhome on Dorshire Drive. He then received a picture message that she had taken of herself around midnight and hasn't heard from her since.
"It was through a text message, she wasn't responding to my text messages or anything, so I started getting worried," Carter said.
Dozens of family and friends and law enforcement went out in search teams near Markham's Fairfield home looking any and everywhere. At this point police say there's no direct evidence of foul play, but Carter says Markham's car was still in the driveway and her keys and purse still in her home, she also didn't show up for work.
"This is definitely not a part of her daily routine," Gordon said.
Friends say the only thing missing is her cell phone. They're pleading for anyone with information on her whereabouts to come forward.
"I just want Katelyn back, I want to be with Katelyn and I want to see her face again," Carter said.
"Just please, bring Katelyn home, that's all that matters at this point," Gordon said.
Friends say Markham lived alone, but her father would often stay with her. Tuesday was also Markham's birthday.
Markham is 5'3" tall, 130 lbs., with green eyes, brown hair with blonde streaks. If you have any information call Fairfield Police at 513-829-8201.