In 1981, Betty Lukich, then in her mid-30s, left her life in Maine "to get away from it all" and started a new one Arizona.
She told ABC 15 that she felt forced to leave 33 years ago to escape a bad relationship with her controlling ex-husband. She claimed he forbid her from seeing her children.
She spent the next 14 years driving a tractor-trailer through the southern states.
Her family, including her four children and four sisters, didn't hear from her again — until this year.In fact, for more than 30 years, Lukich's family believed she was dead, thanks in part to one of her brothers drunkenly admitting to burying her "in the pot field behind his house" in Indiana, Bangor Daily News reported.
"I thought she was dead," Donna Keniston, one of Lukich's daughters, said. "I was 12 the last time I saw her. I’ve been searching for her but I never found her. My dad told us that my mother didn’t want us."
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