Cottrell, 34, left her home in Danville, Illinois around 2:30 p.m. on June 1 in a green Ford Ranger borrowed from her father. The mother of two was supposedly headed to Discount Tobacco Warehouse, where she's worked for the past two years. When she did not arrive and did not return home, she was reported missing.
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