(Richmond, IN)--Wednesday marked the 19th anniversary of the disappearance of Richmond’s Niqui McCown. But this year, it’s an especially somber occasion. That’s because one day before Wednesday’s anniversary, on Tuesday, Niqui’s mother Barbara died. Barbara McCown had championed the search for her daughter and never gave up hope that answers would come. "I just want somebody, somewhere to come clean. Somebody knows what happened. Niqui didn't deserve this," Barbara said during one of many national television features on her daughter's disappearance. Tributes to Barbara and messages of support are pouring into a Facebook page dedicated to Niqui’s disappearance. Barbara McCown was 79.