PEORIA (HOI) -- Friends and family gathered Sunday evening for what they described as a 'silent protest' to call for the return of Alexis Scott.
"I thought for sure by now she would have surfaced and still no word from her," said Scott's mother, April Allen-Scott.
Candles and balloons filled the place where Alexis was last seen three years ago. Allen-Scott said their protests and calls for help have gone on too long.
"I hope this is the last one. I truly hope that whatever occurred, this is it, it's over and she'll be home," said Allen-Scott.
Sara Martin has been searching for Scott all these years. She said the Peoria are has to continue to say her name.
"The more we talk about it and the more we go do stuff like this, the police will see we're not giving up," said Martin.
Allen-Scott said the support from the community is what has kept her going, but it comes with a heart breaking reality.
"It's wonderful but its heartwrenching because it's still going on and I never would of imagined this would still be where we are today," said Allen,
"I wanna see my daughter. I want my daughter back. I want her found I want her located. I want to hear from her. I want to know she's okay and I want to know no foul play."
Allen-Scott said they are going to continue to search for her daughter, no matter how long it took.