Jamestown Based Missing People Group Expanding Efforts Across The Region

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WARREN – A Jamestown based group dedicated to finding missing people is expanding their efforts around the region.

Merry Williams, founder of WNY Missing and Unidentified Persons Network, spoke with Warren Radio’s Aaron Mee for this weekend’s Community Matters program.

Williams says the group of community volunteers are beginning to expand their reach to Northwestern, Pennsylvania by raising awareness to missing people around the region, including in Warren.

In addition to raising awareness for missing people on social media, the group also hosts physical searches, like the recent effort in Jamestown searching for 56-year-old Kevin Hornburg.

He was last seen on November 22 on Prendergast Ave. in Jamestown, and may be in a confused state as he recently recovered from a coma and could be suffering side effects.

Since the last publicized search in January, Williams has continued to work with police in their probe.

“They (the police) have also searched 25 abandoned buildings across Jamestown,” said Williams. “We have now had a droner come in two different times, (to search) several locations around Jamestown and Gerry, and we still are not finding any signs of Kevin.”

In addition to the efforts to find Hornburg, and others, Williams is also credited with assisting the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office in connecting Marquita Mull’s missing persons case to one of the two bodies found in the Town of Portland last year.

To hear more from Williams, tune-into Community Matters this Sunday, at 8:30 a.m. on 92 Gold and 104.3 Kinzua Country.


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