Lisa Squire is being comforted by a tragic mum who says the case has brought back chilling memories of the loss of her own son.
Angie Wallace’s son Steven, 25, was found dead three years ago in Barmston Drain, which runs past Wellesley Avenue where Libby lived.
Steven was last seen getting out of a taxi in Maxim Close, west Hull, in January 2016.
Lisa was last seen sitting on a bench on January 31 after getting out of a cab outside her nearby student digs after being turned away from a club for being drunk.
“Lisa told me some mornings she wakes up and thinks ‘I am back in the nightmare’ ”
Humberside Police are still investigating and her parents have released new photos of Libby in the hope they yield new leads.
CCTV footage released earlier this month showed Libby heading to The Welly Club on January 31 before she was turned away for being “too drunk”.
Angie was devastated but says the pain for Libby’s family is so much worse because her disappearance has now passed the three-week mark.
Angie, from Hull, said: “We made contact with each other on Facebook, and they asked me how I felt during the time Steven was missing three years ago.
“The strange thing for me was, when Steven went missing, I tried to carry on with everything as normal, but under the surface everything is obviously not normal.”
Steven’s body was found on February 17, 2016, and 21-year-old Libby’s disappearance had brought back the painful memories.
Angie, who works at Working with Autism, says she and Libby’s parents are now comforting each other.
She said: “Lisa told me some mornings she wakes up and thinks ‘I am back in the nightmare.’
“I speak to them most days – sometimes a few days might pass and I will give them a message asking how they are doing that day.
“Some days they think Libby is coming back, and some days they don’t.
“It is really difficult for them because Libby has now been missing for longer than Steven was missing before they found him.
“I remember some days I was convinced he was still alive somewhere, and others I knew he wasn’t.
“Another strange thing that happened to me, was one morning I woke up and was suddenly certain he wasn’t coming back.
“I said to the police sergeant that they had to find his body, because I knew he had died.
“It was about three days later that he was found.”
Lisa Squire has been posting on Facebook every week since Libby went missing.
On Sunday night she wrote “last saw my pie four weeks ago” with three broken hearts.