It’s been six months since Irene Gakwa vanished shortly after meeting her boyfriend on Craigslist. Her family has been searching for her since learning of her disappearance, and now they’re demanding answers.

Irene Gakwa first moved to the United States in May 2019 and soon lived near her brother and his family in Idaho. When not helping her brother and sister-in-law with their sons, she worked in a group home caring for the elderly. In July 2021, Gakwa reportedly moved to Gillette, Wyoming, with 39-year-old Nathan Hightman, whom she met on a Craigslist forum. Soon after, Gakwa’s family became worried about her.