Families get support at National Missing Persons Conference – WECT TV6-WECT.com

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Families whose loved ones have gone missing came together at a weekend-long conference held by the CUE Center for Missing Persons. This year’s annual National Missing Persons Conference focused on “Embracing Dignity and Courage,” something the center’s founder said is more difficult in the age of social media.

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Experts: police statements can inadvertently slow a missing person search | rapidcityjournal.com

Regardless of how aggressively authorities investigate a missing persons case, experts say the missing person’s family and friends often do not stop looking until their loved one is found. They might organize search parties, schedule prayer vigils, appeal for public help on social media, contact the media, even hire private investigators.

Disseminating information through the media has contributed to solving cases because those stories keep the public aware and inspire community involvement, said Monica Caison, founder of the North Carolina nonprofit organization CUE Center for Missing Persons.

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CUE Center for Missing Persons hold community event | WSLS

ROCKY MOUNT (WSLS10) – Sunday will mark two years since Chris Douthat went missing from Vinton.

The Community United Effort, CUE Center for Missing Persons is working on his case and other people who disappear. Workers held an event in Rocky Mount for families of the missing.

Christopher Douthat’s mom, Mary said CUE has helped her by raising awareness about her missing son.

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Families of missing persons gather at community cookout – The Daily Progress: News

Virginia volunteers for the CUE Center for Missing Persons held a free cookout Saturday at Simpson Park in Albemarle County for families of missing persons in the area and members of the community to come together and raise awareness for those who have gone missing.

Family members of Bonnie Santiago and Janet Renee Field, who have both been missing for at least a year, attended the first-time community gathering, as well as families of Dashad “Sage” Smith, Samantha Clarke and Melanie Metheny, who have been missing for two, four and nine years, respectively. About 50 people attended.

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MI – Witness says missing person Eric Franks was threatened

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BRIDGPORT TOWNSHIP (WJRT) – (03/06/15) – The disappearance of a Mid-Michigan man and his car has baffled police for years – but some new information could be a new clue in the case.

Four years ago this month, Eric Franks vanished – and so did his car.

ABC12 has learned that the Michigan State Police have recently spoken to a man who says he heard Franks being threatened.

Police have little to go in this missing persons case, but police say a man has given what could be the first credible information on what might have happened to Eric Franks.

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NC – Searchers fear missing man Danny Atkins ‘took a ride with the wrong person’ – WECT TV6-WECT.com

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – More than three weeks after a South Carolina man disappeared, search crews are broadening their efforts and suspicions.

“We just wonder now if he got in a car (and) took a ride with the wrong person or if in fact he’s okay and could be out there in a hospital somewhere,” said Monica Caison of the CUE Center for Missing Persons.

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OH – Police: Search ‘productive’ for missing woman Amanda Ward-Romine | Dayton, OH News | www.whio.com

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police and state investigators searched a home for about six hours on Thursday, looking for evidence related to the disappearance of a local woman who has been missing for nearly two years.

Chief Stephen Moody said police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation searched the property at 937 Avondale Ave. from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for information about Amanda Ward-Romine. Ward-Romine was last seen July 7, 2013, in the 300 block of Buxton Avenue.

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