Category Archives: Community United Effort

Reward offered for information in Lee County missing woman case – The News

The family of Alice Bell Dorton is hoping to bring awareness to her disappearance. 

Dorton was reported missing on Sept. 25, 2017. She was last seen on July 2, 2017, near Gifford Avenue South and Alabama Road South in Lehigh Acres. 

The Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons is offering a $1,000 cash reward, no questions asked, for any information that may lead to the location of Dorton, according to a news release from the North Carolina organization. 

Dorton, 52, is about 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and has a tattoo of a butterfly on her shoulder and an unknown tattoo on her leg. 

According to the organization, she is transient and is believed to be wandering within the

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Watch the Staunton Christmas Parade

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STAUNTON – A Blue Ridge Christmas is this year’s theme for Staunton’s Christmas parade happening Monday night on Nov. 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 pm. 

Hundreds of volunteers participate in the town’s holiday tradition – from the people who march to the organizers who coordinate everything and build the floats to the local businesses that support the parade, such as Domino’s pizza, locally-owned by Heather and Ray Sellers, who are the parade’s business sponsor.  

On the Road to Remember

Community United Effort, an organization based in North Carolina that is dedicated to assisting families of missing people, made a stop at Sumter County Sheriff’s Office near the end of its annual On the Road to Remember tour on Friday.

CUE was founded by Monica Caison in 1994 after she met multiple families of missing people.

The organization is funded by donations and staffed by volunteers who assist in the search for missing people, advocate for the families as well as provide support to the families.

According to a news release from the organization, CUE has assisted more than 11,000 families during 23 years of existence. The tour has been going on for 13 years.

This year, a group of four volunteers traveled about 4,000 miles from North Carolina on Oct. 20 to South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. While traveling through each state, the volunteers stopped at local law enforcement agencies or met

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Keeping hope alive: Family and friends of missing Andrews woman vow to ‘never give up’

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of investigative articles on the 2005 disappearance of Crystal Soles.

Crystal Soles disappeared from Andrews 13 years ago.

She’s never been found.

On Oct. 21, nearly 100 family members and friends gathered at her former home, vowing to keep the search for Soles active, and pledging to continue to fight for answers regarding her unsolved missing persons case. 

Crystal’s last contact with her family was a call to her father, Wingate Soles, now deceased, from a phone booth in front of Shaw’s Corner Store in Andrews in the early morning hours of Jan. 24, 2005. 

“I will never give up the search for my daughter,” Gail Soles, Crystal’s mother, told the Georgetown Times. “Somebody out there knows something, and if it takes me to the day that I die, I am going to uncover what happened to my daughter.”

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Glynn County highlights missing persons, ‘cold’ homicide cases

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – During a visit by the Community United Effort’s Center for Missing Persons to the Glynn County Police Department this week, local officials highlighted a case of a brother and sister missing for 28 years and four unsolved homicide cases.

Michael  Monica Bennett

Age progression photos of Michael and Monica Bennett show how they might look today.

June 21, 1989: Siblings Michael and Monica Bennett were reported missing and have never been located. Their father, Robert George Jr, said

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Police pause to remember missing persons

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NC’s CUE Center begins annual tour to highlight missing persons cases

— Working to bring missing people home is the goal of North Carolina’s Community United Effort’s Center for Missing Persons.

Volunteers from the organization started their multi-state “On the Road to Remember” tour on Friday. This year’s tour will highlight about 90 missing persons cases, some of which have ties to the Triangle.

Kara Roberts has been filled with questions for the last 17 years. Her sister, Leah, went missing in 2000, when she was a student at North Carolina State University.

Leah’s car was found in Washington state nine days after she took an unannounced road trip, but she was never found.

“The law enforcement has been very active in her case out there, but unfortunately, we still don’t have answers,” Roberts said.

Leah is one hundreds of thousands of people who are reported missing each year, and the nonprofit is working to put a dent in the number.

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Advocacy group to discuss unsolved Glynn County cases, including homicides – Florida Times

BRUNSWICK, GA. | A North Carolina-based center for the missing will be in Glynn County on Monday to remind people that the area has some unsolved cases including four homicides.

A team from the CUE Center for Missing Persons will make a stop at 10 a.m. at the Glynn County police station during its travels across the country to raise awareness on missing children and adults, the police said.

The public is invited to attend to hear from the friends and families of spotlighted cases and to receive information on unidentified and missing people and unsolved homicides, Sgt. Brian Scott said.

“After a significant period of time passes, many cases fade from the public’s radar, but for the families and friends of a missing person, the nightmare continues every minute of every day their loved one is absent,” CUE founder Monica Caison said.


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