"She was always smiling and fun loving. She was such a good girl. This shouldn't have happened to her," says Schechter's mother Sandra Poole.
December 9th, 2001 was the last time anyone saw 35-year-old Sharon Shechter. Her mother remembers it all too clearly.
"Every day it hurts. I think about her everyday," Poole says. She states that her daughter was last seen near her home in Perinton. She believes something happened to Shechter while driving to pick up her kids from her ex-husband.
"I think somebody got her between her house and there... what else could have happened?"
When Shechter didn't show up for work that Monday, her co-workers notified police. Three days later police found Shechter's mini-van parked at the Days Inn hotel in Gates, with blood on the inside.
For years, detectives and family members passed out flyers. Now more than a decade later, Poole doesn't believe her daughter is alive but she's not giving up hope.
"I don't think so, because I'm sure she would have tried to get in touch with me," she states. "I'm just going to sit and wait. What else can I do?"
Poole never leaves her phone, in case she gets that one call about Shechter she's been waiting for.
"If we had closure, it would be a lot better... I lover her and I miss her, her kids miss her and the family misses her."
Eleven years later Poole is still looking for answers, and sending other parents this message:
"Treasure every moment they have with their children, because you never know what's going to happen."
Poole says investigators haven't talked with her about the case in several years. If you have any information for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office they ask that you call 911.