She Vanished After Getting Into A Car With An Unknown Woman And Hasn’t Been Seen Since 2016 - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

Growing up, Brianna Hughes of Upper Burrell Township, Pennsylvania, had a bright future. She participated in volleyball, softball, and cheerleading as a child. Additionally, she was a gymnast who made her high school’s varsity squad as a freshman and competed at the state level.

However, at 16-years-old, Brianna broke her foot while completing a floor exercise and was forced to take a break from gymnastics. She was also prescribed prescription painkillers for her injury and ultimately became addicted.

Afterward, Brianna’s mother, Paula Gregg, claimed that she fell in with the “wrong crowd.” This led Brianna to transition to harder drugs over the course of her 14-year battle with addiction. Throughout this time period, Brianna also wound up with multiple criminal charges and jail stays.

“I prayed every day that there would be something that Brianna would do so that Brianna could go to jail – so that I could sleep at night because that’s when I knew where she was,” Paula said.

But, after 32-year-old Brianna was released from the Allegheny County jail in December 2016 and showed up at Paula’s home, that was the last time Paula ever got to see her daughter again.

It all began on December 15, 2016, when Brianna traveled to her mom’s house in Upper Burrell Township. Following her release from jail, Brianna claimed that she was going back to rehab. So, she showed up on Paula’s back porch.

Upon talking to Brianna, Paula gave her daughter clothes but no money. Then, while she was getting ready to leave, Paula noticed a car was waiting out front of her house with a female driver.

Paula didn’t recognize the woman, who reportedly had blonde, curly hair and was heavy-set. Nonetheless, Brianna got into the vehicle – an older model red car, possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier, with an unknown license plate – and was never heard from again.

Brianna had three children, whom she cared about very much, despite her struggles with addiction. – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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