Shania Twain responds to family’s plea for help in finding missing woman

By Huffington Post

A missing New York woman’s family reached out to country music star Shania Twain to help bring attention to her case, and the star answered.

The woman, 24-year-old Rachael Mattice, was last seen on June 22 after leaving her parents’ home in Johnstown. She was heading to the family’s camp in Wells, a town over 50 miles away. She hasn’t been heard from or seen since.

The family reached out to Twain because the young woman idolized her.

The woman’s mother, Wendy Mattice, described her daughter as “very loving” and that she had “no enemies,” according to

Rachael Mattice was heading to Wells, which has no cell phone service, because she had recently moved to the area for work as a home health care aide.

The last Mattice’s mother heard from her daughter was a text message that said: “I’m at the bottom of the hill. Goodnight and I love you.”

Authorities have been using helicopters and dogs to find Rachael Mattice, to no avail. Mattice’s friend Cynthina Nellis took to Instagram to try to help, reaching out to Shania Twain.

“You are Rachaels favorite country artist. She absolutely adores you. Her parents use to call her Shania when she was little because she would sing your music all the time. She had every tape, cd, knows every lyric to every song,” she wrote in the caption. “I’m reaching out to you in hopes that you can make one of Rachael’s dreams come true by sending a message out to her.”

In addition to Twain’s support in finding the young woman, friends and family gathered for a vigil in Wells on June 29.

Rachael Mattice is 5 feet 3 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on Mattice’s whereabouts or tips in the case should contact Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 518-548-3113. 



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