CUE Center for Missing Persons is gearing up for its ninth annual Road to Remember Tour, this year covering the West Coast from California to Oregon and Washington and back, covering a total of approximately 2600 miles in the six days the team will be there.
Download complete Tour information including the list of all cases represented on this year’s Tour:
The annual Tour serves as a reminder to communities and media that there are many missing persons whose cases have faded from the headlines and yet there are still families who need help in finding a resolution to their loved one’s disappearance.
Beginning in Los Angeles on September 20, the crew will make several stops up the coast and return to Los Angeles on September 26 to return to their base in Wilmington, North Carolina.
CUE Center Founder, Monica Caison, makes the trip with a team of volunteers, taking a different route to bring attention to a small portion of the 700,000-850,000 cases reported nationally each year. Each case deserves to be investigated seriously and families need the advocacy provided by organizations like CUE Center for Missing Persons which is manned by an all volunteer staff.
Many states now include a CUE Center State Coordinator which helps coordinate events, media and fundraisers throughout their particular territory. As attention grows around missing persons, the need for more assistance grows as well.
Each year the Road Tour specifies a particular case as the Honoree. This year the case of Kimberly Johnson, missing from Salem, Oregon, is the Tour’s Honoree.
From CUE Center website: “Interest in many of the cases we have featured in previous tours has been renewed. The media has learned about local cases they were unaware of; case investigations have been renewed, and searches conducted. Information has resulted in new leads in some cases, and has even helped identify an unknown decedent and in 2008 solved a cold case of twenty-eight years. And finally, each tour some of the missing featured have been found from various efforts, which is the main reason we conduct the tour despite the toll it takes on our all-volunteer staff.”
On a given misty morning Monica Caison finds time to contemplate a portion of the missing persons cases presented at one of the tour stops. This year will be no different, many of the names remain on the list of missing, but, as in years past, some will come home to their families as a result of the added attention. Some families will bond together in their common pain and be inspired to continue their personal journey to find their loved one and bring them home.
For complete information on all services provided by CUE Center for Missing Persons, as well as missing persons cases registered with CUE, please refer to their website: NCMissingPersons.Org