Candlelight vigil held in honor of missing persons

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Community United Effort, CUE, Center for Missing Persons honored those once missing, or are still missing by a candlelit service on the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington Saturday evening.

Families from across the country attended the water front ceremony seeking comfort, supporting the thousands who remain missing in “the unveiling of the wall.”

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CUE Center Founder, Monica Caison said, “The purpose is just to really bring awareness about these people who remain missing and that there are grieving families out there trying to find a resolution.”

This was the 21st annual of the candlelight vigil. The service is a part of the weekend long national conference.

The event included victim testimonies and musical dedication.

Caison says each year there are more than 850,000 reports of missing people and over half of the reports are children.