ALBANY, N.Y. - The story out of Cleveland in which three women turned up after they had been missing for 10 years is hitting close to home for some Capital Region families with missing loved ones.
There are several cases of missing persons in the immediate area and dozens more across the state. Sons, daughters, mothers and more that just never came home.
Nearly nine years since Craig Frear disappeared, his bedroom in Scotia remains untouched. Trophies on the shelves, photos on the wall, even Christmas presents on the ground. His mother Veronica is still searching for answers. The soccer standout, she says, just never came home.
Veronica Frear hasn't given up hope. She continues to actively work with the State Police, private investigators, psychics, family members and more, still trying to find out what happened to her son who went missing at just 17-years-old.
Frear says she has been paying close attention to the missing persons case out of Cleveland. She says learning that three women had been found alive after vanishing a decade ago gives her a renewed optimism that she may one day know what happened.
Senior investigator David Madden says they can learn a lot both from what authorities in the cases of each three missing in Ohio did right and wrong.
"It brings this issue back to the forefront to the public and we can remind people that this is one of many different avenues that these cases can come to a conclusion," Madden said. "We need the public to stay engaged. We need the public to stay involved."
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