Lawmakers To Declare Feb. 4th "Missing Person's Day"

Denver -- Colorado’s General Assembly will recognize February 4th as "Missing Person's Day," through passage of a joint resolution and then, at 11:45 a.m. on the East Steps of the Capitol, a Prayer Vigil followed by a balloon launch honoring and remembering the over 300 still listed as missing in Colorado.

People like Kelsie Schelling, who has been missing since February 4th, 2013.

"This is about all the missing in Colorado and how short our state falls in their help to the missing or their families," said Kelsie’s mother, Laura Saxton.

"Missing Person's Day is something this state should be reminded of each and every year so that we as a civilized society continues to search for our neighbors and friends," added State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling), sponsor of the resolution. "This resolution will set February 4th of each year as 'Missing Person's Day' so that we indeed never forget and never quit searching for each of those people."

"But 'Missing Person's Day' is not about statistics, it is about people that are our friends and neighbors," Sonnenberg continued.

Kelsie Schelling's case is one that is more common than anyone would like to admit yet the public seems to quickly forget in our fast paced lives. Statistics tell us that every 40 seconds another person becomes missing in this country. Over 300 families are still searching for their missing family members and lay in pain every night wondering and worrying where they may be and what may have happened to them.

Please contact Sean Paige at 719-337-0355 with media inquiries.

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commented 2016-01-30 09:07:11 -0700 · Flag
Sincere thanks to Senator Jerry Sonnenberg for taking this huge step for missing persons in Colorado.
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