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Southeastern Tour Spotlights Missing Persons Cases

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"On the Road to Remember" "On the Road to Remember"
"On the Road to Remember" "On the Road to Remember"
Evelyn Shelton Evelyn Shelton
"On the Road to Remember" "On the Road to Remember"
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -

Advocates for the missing are making a stop in Spartanburg this weekend.

Representatives from the Wilmington, N.C.-based CUE Center for Missing Persons are at Spartanburg City Hall on Saturday as part of the 10th Annual "On the Road to Remember" tour.

The visits began Thursday and continue through Oct. 12 in the Carolinas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Virginia.

Representatives of the CUE Center will attend and speak at many rally stops planned by the families of the missing along with support from local law enforcement. Organizers say they will promote the cases of 102 missing people and six unsolved homicides.

Saturday's rally focused on the case of Evelyn Shelton, who disappeared in May 2011 in Spartanburg.

Shelton's family came to City Hall in Spartanburg in full force, as they have at past events, wearing t-shirts with her picture and passing out flyers.

The family said they will remain positive but everyday, they try to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

"It's never easy. There are nights when you wake up and go, what's going on," said Timothy Shelton.

He said he takes time to write down each and every detail that investigators tell him.

Some information is about the case, who Evelyn saw and where she may have been before she disappeared.

Law enforcement outlines a possible route Shelton might have driven before she was taken.

It included a turn by turn street list and an area where her car was found.

"We do something twice a year, even on her birthday, the goal is to keep it fresh," said Shelton The CUE center for missing persons is a group that supports families of missing persons.

This weekend they included Shelton on their "road to remember tour".

The community united effort focuses on new cases each year and they organize an event that helps spread the word about the disappearance.

Cue organizers say their work has paid off in the past.

They say they've helped investigators on many cases dealing with abducted children, Jane and John Doe's, and in many cases, they've been reunited with their families.

Shelton's family hopes this connection will shed new light on Evelyn's disappearance.

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