SC – Family, friends hold vigil for missing Lee County man | The Sumter Item

Saturday was a day for many Americans to go green and gather in fields and bars to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The crowd of about 50 gathered in a field next to Brewer’s Bar & Grill, but they were not celebrating.

The colors they chose were black and gold – the colors of Tommy Brailey’s favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. His wife and two teenage daughters wore matching jerseys. Other family members and friends wore matching shirts with a photo of Brailey wearing Steelers gear, as he so often did.

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NC – Vigil to be held for missing man | The News Herald

The family of Carlton Lamaar Edmondson will hold a vigil for the missing man Friday on the Historic Burke County Courthouse lawn.

The prayer vigil will be held in candlelight from 6- 7 p.m., said Robert Pearson, Edmondson’s father.

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CA – I-Team Exclusive: Investigator ‘confident’ missing couple mystery will be solved | KESQ

PALM DESERT, Calif. – Audrey Moran and Jonathan Reynoso have been missing for over eight months, but the case is far from closed. The Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit took over the investigation in June and Sergeant Walt Mendez has been leading their efforts. The I-Team’s John White sat down with Sgt. Mendez to discuss the latest update on the suspicious disappearance.

“The Sheriff’s Department is currently working this case, it’s still an open case,” Mendez said, “We’d like to remind everyone that it’s an active investigation and we are proceeding forward with it…We’re still pursuing leads, and we’re still seeking the public’s assistance in helping us with that.

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Remains found in ‘very shallow grave’ identified as missing Virginia woman Emma Compton-Layne | NBC NEWS

Remains found in November 2017 in Nathalie, Virginia have been identified as belonging to 52-year-old Emma Compton-Layne.

Emma was last seen on June 17, 2017 at the convenience store she owned in Cody, Virginia. She was supposed to visit her mother in the hospital the following day, but never showed up. Shortly after Emma disappeared, her sister Shawna Compton-Krohn told Dateline that the family found all of Emma’s belongings – her credit card, clothes, car keys, cell phone, and dog – at her house.

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OH – Family of missing woman keeps hope for answers alive at vigil | WDTN

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A family is still searching for answers more than four years after the disappearance of a Springfield woman.

The family of Amanda Ward Romine held a vigil Saturday night in downtown Springfield. Her case has been declared a homicide by investigators, and her body has never been found.

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VA – Emma Compton-Layne Still Missing Four Months After Disappearing – NBC News

Store owners in small towns tend to not only run the business from the back office, but also greet customers when they come in.

Fifty-two-year-old Emma Compton-Layne, owner of the Cody Store convenience store in Cody, Virginia, was no exception.

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MS – Long Beach community holds vigil for missing teen –

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) – Sixteen-year-old Courtlee Ann Hilton of Long Beach has been missing since Oct. 1.

Sunday night, family and friends are gathering at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Parrish Community Center in Bay St. Louis to hold a vigil.

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