SALT LAKE CITY — A Pennsylvania couple is traveling across the United States in search of their missing daughter. They say the 37-year-old woman has suicidal, paranoid and delusional tendencies, and they have clues she's headed west.
On July 4, Bill and Nancy Bachman say they were driving on I-80 in Pennsylvania, headed to a psychiatric hospital. Their daughter, Susan Bachman, had threatened to commit suicide. She agreed to admit herself, they said, but then jumped out of the car on the way to the hospital.
“I wanted to catch her, and I screamed her name: 'Susan! Susan, come back! You’re not going to be hurt. It’s going to be OK.' I couldn’t imagine her being so fearful. I mean, I’ve never seen her be so fearful and scared — scared to death," Nancy said Wednesday, after passing out missing person flyers in Salt Lake City.
Nancy and Bill haven’t seen their daughter since. The last time she was spotted was on July 11 in Gary, Indiana. A security guard told the couple Susan stopped at a truck stop and asked to get a ride. When he told Susan it was against the law, he said she started shouting and left.
Friday, the couple hit the road and began traveling the country, searching for their daughter. They’re making a desperate plea.
“Darling, please call us and let us know you’re safe. Just do that," Nancy Bachman said. "That’s the most important thing, you being safe.”
For anyone who wants to help, Bill and Nancy are people to tweet or Facebook a photo of Susan Bachman. A flyer can be found on the Find Susan Bachman Facebook page.