TRENTON, Ohio -- Now that her 17-year-old niece has been missing for over a month, Nina Berry is trying to hold on to hope.
"It's not knowing if she's still here or not,” Berry told WCPO Wednesday. “That is -- just to be honest with myself and everybody out there that's looking for her. That is the hardest thing.”
It’s been a month without answers.
Loretta Norvell vanished from her bedroom on Dartmouth Street on the night of Jan. 14. Police said she may have left in the night to meet her boyfriend and someone else at a gas station, but she never arrived.
"All of her clothes were on her bed covered up with a blanket to act like she was there," Berry said.
The 17-year-old only took a house key, but she hasn't used it since.
"Sometimes at night, when things are all quiet, I try to keep the tears back, but it doesn't happen. I'm heartbroken,” Berry said. “I just have a piece of me missing."
Trenton Police Chief Arthur Scott says he has two detectives working on the case, but the search has come up empty.
They haven't been able to nail down what happened, haven't received any tips, and don't know if she's in danger.
"I want to know that she's OK. I want to know if she needs my help," Berry said.
A neighbor, Megan Myers, calls Trenton "a small town with a big heart." She is frustrated that no one has come forward with information.
"You would never imagine - never. You'd think everybody would pull together and this would already be figured out," Myers said.
Norvell is 5-feet, 2-inches and 105 pounds. She has light brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Trenton Police Department at 513-988-6341 or the anonymous tip line at 513-428-0111.