Tucker described how her daughter and granddaughter’s disappearance has taken over her life in the two years since it happened.
“I’m functioning well but I’m depressed,” Tucker said. “I cry all the time.”
On this year’s anniversary of her daughter and granddaughter’s disappearance, Tucker got the image of their faces tattooed on her arm. She said she spends hours online trying to raise awareness about the case, running a Facebook page dedicated to the pair.
“I was always told what happens in the dark comes to light. Well when is our light? To that person who heard or saw what happened would you want this to be your reality?” she wrote in a June 4 post.
Tucker described Joanna Clark as a hard worker and Shariece Clark as a strong, joyful teenager who was like a second mother to her siblings.
Shariece Clark was a student at Dr. Carter G. Woodson Elementary/Middle School, and was last seen in the afternoon of Feb. 4, 2017. Joanna Clark, who worked at Goetze's Candy Co., was last seen later that evening.
Joanna Clark had never left her younger children, then aged between 2 and 10, for an extended period of time and Shariece Clark’s usually active social media feeds fell silent. A snippet of video of her posted to her Facebook page the day she disappeared is still visible.
In the months since, the mother-daughter case has been featured on a podcast devoted to missing persons. And in a video published to YouTube in December 2017, a journalist who specializes in covering unsolved crimes confronted the man Tucker suspects of being behind their disappearance. He denied any involvement.
Tucker vowed to fight to keep up her quest.
On Thursday night Tucker and Stevie Tudor, another of her daughters, set up a small shrine against the wall of the apartment building where Joanna Clark had lived. Without a grave, Tucker said the small patch of dirt where she lit candles is the best place she has to come.