JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – 367 days have passed since Jamestown man Kevin Hornburg went missing, a whole year of missed Holidays and events with his family.
In hopes of finding Kevin, his loved ones joined together in a vigil at his last known location on Tuesday night.
Spearheaded by founder of WNY Missing and Unidentified Persons Merry Williams, the vigil is just a small part in their efforts to find Kevin.
“Not much has changed,“ explained Williams. “We are continuing to search for Kevin and plead with our community, if you know something please say something.”
Multiple laughs, stories, and tears were shed at the vigil by family who just wants answers.
“Every time I see a missing person uttered on the news, I jump right away ooh, then it’s not,“ stated Kevin’s sister Susan Baldwin. “But, I keep hoping that someone will find him. That they’ll come out.”
A lot has happened at home since Kevin’s disappearance. He became a grandfather, lost a loved one, and missed multiple family events, those of which he was the star of the show.
“He’s like the comedy act in the family,“ explained Baldwin. “He was funny, he could make funny out of burnt turkey. He was a good kid, a good brother.”
In the end, Williams believes that someone has information on what happened a year ago, and sharing now could help find Kevin.
“We kind of just need to know more,“ stated Willams. “If you were here the day that Kevin disappeared and can tell us any small detail about where he said he was going, or anywhere he might frequent that we haven’t searched. Which is most of Jamestown, at this point we’re thinking about furthering our search outside of Jamestown city limits.
The 56-year-old first went missing just over a year ago. He was last seen on Prendergast Avenue in the City of Jamestown.
While the family appreciates law enforcement efforts to try and find Kevin. They plan to enlist the help of a former private investigator to further search for the missing man.