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Worth county mother holds out hope for missing son

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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) –A Worth County mother is missing a big part of her family this Christmas, her only son. This week, 24-year old Lewis Mills went missing in Louisiana after authorities say he fell off a bridge.

This Christmas, Ida Mills wants only one thing...her son. "As a mother I have no answers as to where my baby is at, and I say baby because he is my baby," said Mills.

Her son, 24-year old Lewis Mills was in Louisiana for construction work, when witnesses say he was walking the rail of a bridge, lost balance and fell into the water. "They claim they talked to Lewis down at the river bank until he went completely out of sight,"she said.

For Days the Coast Guard and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office have been searching the banks and waters of Wax Lake Outlet. But to Mills, the scenario just doesn't make sense and she just wants the truth."I do not think my baby fell off that bridge,"she said.

Something else that alarmed Mills, was his cell phone. Wednesday night friends and family members say his mailbox message changed. "I'm calling his phone and I hear leaping Louie, to me that is a sick and heartless person.

But until family members have answers as to what happened to Mills, Christmas will go on, just as Lewis would have wanted. The Presents will remain under the tree, his stocking will stay hung, and his hat won't come off the tree, until the family has answers as to what happened to Mills. "We are going to do the best to have a Christmas somehow or another," she said.

She says she has to be strong for his five year old daughter, Jade. "This is all I have left of him, until they can tell me something, this is all I have left of my baby," she said.

Mills says until they find a body, she will continue to have hope and faith someone will bring him home. Mills says her husband and several other family members and friends have gone to Louisiana to help search for him.

Mills says her son wasn't an excellent swimmer, but he could swim.

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