From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — For six months now, Pei Yen Sung has been missing. The 61-year-old woman, who was well-known for her smiling face at The Palace chinese restaurant, went missing in June and there are no new leads.
Trussville Police Department Captain Jeff Bridges said there is currently no new information on the case, but encourages citizens to continue keeping watch for anything that could be of help.
“We will remain open and continue to follow up on all of the leads that are presented to us,” Bridges told the Tribune.
It is believed that Sung went for her daily walk through the Longmeadow subdivision in Trussville, where she lives with her sister, and never returned. On that Saturday morning, the St. Clair County sheriff’s office brought in tracking dogs at the request of the Trussville Police Department. Bridges said the dogs were used to search the entire area with no luck.
Sung’s coworkers discovered she was missing when she failed to show up for her shift at The Palace on that Friday afternoon. Her neighbor, who also works at The Palace, called the restaurant to see if Sung had reported for her Friday shift, as she had not returned from her daily walk through the neighborhood.
Sung has become a noticeable figure for Palace customers for years. She has worked at the Trussville restaurant for more than ten years. The restaurant has offered a $5,000 reward to encourage people to bring in new information on her whereabouts.