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LAS VEGAS -- Desperate for answers, family and friends of a missing valley woman, are hoping a $10,000 reward can give them leads on her whereabouts.

SIxty-seven-year-old Billie Jean James was last seen back on April 21st leaving her home near Las Vegas Boulevard and Silverado Ranch. There have been no credible leads or clues in her disappearance and Metro police are hoping the reward money can generate more leads.

Metro says another challenge they are facing is the land and desert surrounding the area where she was last seen. James's husband, Bill James, says he is prepared for the worst but praying for the best.

"Anything is possible. Every good scenario you can come up with, for some reason it doesn't make sense. I don't know what's going on, or what happened," he said.

Married for nearly 40 years, Bill James says he last saw his wife back on April 21st right before he took a nap. When he awoke, he said Billie Jean was gone leaving behind her purse, wallet, keys and cell phone.

Earlier this year Billie Jean suffered a mild stroke, leaving her disoriented. Family members believe she may have had another stroke and wandered off.

Metro's Missing Person's division says this is one of their more unusual cases.

"We've checked everywhere we can check under normal course of business. All the hospitals in town, all the rehab facilities in town. Of course we've checked under her name and all kind of Jane Doe names and combinations, and we just have nothing," said Sgt. Peter Ferranti, Metro.

Police say they are also looking into a number of scenarios including Billie Jean getting a ride along I-15.

If you have any information on Billie Jean James, you're asked to call Metro's Missing Person's division at 828-3111.

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