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« Reply #1 on: Sep 30th, 2004, 6:54pm »

CUE Center for Missing Persons
Tenth Anniversary
For Immediate Release
Wilmington, NC - CUE Center for Missing Persons is honoring it's anniversary with a song. "Missing Faces" was written and recorded for CUE as a gift to raise future funds for the center by MASAI COLLINS, nicknamed Sai.

Sai was born in Los Angels, CA, traveling through New York and now calling Wilmington his home. He began playing the guitar at age fourteen, inspired by his parents by their love and talent for music. Through his teenage years music became his solace. He followed the scene of grunge rock learning the songs of bands like Nirvanna, Smashing Pumkins, playing guitar by ear he decided to write for self expression. Later, Sai widening his views learned to appreciate jazz, REM, Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, DMB, Kanye West and Dashboard Confessionals. The creative element was unlocked by the emotional intensity of personal circumstances and situations.

I have always looked forward to sharing my musical art with others and help my community, said Masai Collins.

To purchase a CD fresh out of the studio contact the cue center (910) 343-1131 or email cuecenter@aol.com

Since the birth of CUE much has been accomplished. The voice of those who suffer a missing loved one are heard more often, cases are being featured more in the media, laws are being created/changed/updated and families finally feel they have support throughout their ordeal. Communication it the key factor in any missing persons case and we create that, said Monica Caison who founded the center on September 22, 1994.

Community United Effort, better known as CUE has served over 6,000 families suffering a missing loved. We don't have the large national case numbers to make us sound so big; our families are not a case number and filed away, they are real people handed a tragedy and in need of help from real people. We walk our families through the dark time and form a bond that of support. We are their in the beginning, the case duration and normally the only ones there in the end.

Made up of all volunteers, CUE strives to make a difference in our state so that others can model similar support for the missing. CUE offers numerous resources to familles, law enforcement agencies as well as actively search for the missing. The center established a daily network with over fourteen other missing person agencies to include the Team Amber out of Texas who provide instant notification of the missing and the DOE network out of Florida as they provide research to provide identity to remains recovered nationwide. CUE has provided case aid to all levels of law enforcement on a local to national level.

CUE also works on a national level from agencies to shows featuring cases of the missing. Recently, CUE was visited by the show America's Lost and Found from CA. in May. AL&F recorded several of their still missing cases to highlight on future shows. The West Coast show plans to be national soon.

CUE Completed a national tour called On The Road to Remember 2004 where they left North Carolina and in fourteen days traveled through 26 states meeting with over seventy families and one hundred media outlets to promote the forgotten unsolved missing cold case files. The trip generated many leads, encouraging law enforcement to re - investigate cold cases, recently a case that CUE feature in the tour may be solved.
From the fayetteville observer, August 17, 2004; An investigation of a family reported missing in 1998 may be over, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Lawmen say Robby Glenn Hughes Floyd established an address for herself, her three children and her sister, Jennifer Hughes, in Alabama in January 1999. The Sheriff's Office has turned the case over to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

CUE is being credited for the law HR3524 where volunteers traveled to Florida and met with Milton Nerenberg, the father of Audrey who is one of America's oldest missing person case, now missing 26 years. CUE along with Milton wrote the law to establish rights for mentally handicap/ill adults like a child they to would qualify for the Amber Alert. You can learn more about the law by contacting CUE, or the website for Audrey Nerenberg.'AUDREY NERENBERG ACT" or email milton_nerenberg@juno.com

To learn more about CUE Center visit them on the web at www.ncmissingpersons.org

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 8th, 2005, 1:04pm »

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ON THE ROAD TO REMEMBER 2005
March 7 CUE volunteers will depart from Wilmington, NC and tour all 100 counties in honor of Kent Jacobs. The tour that will also feature NC cold case files of the still missing and DOE files of the unidentified; the tour will end at the home of The Jacobs on March 10, 2005 approx. 2:30 pm. More detail and updates will soon be released. CUE Center has requested that March be proclaimed the month to recognize DOE and cold cases of the missing, we ask that you to contact your state and request a proclamation from your Governor. We hope that our continue tour annually will aid in giving those unidentified a name and locate those who are still lost. If you plan to obtain a proclamation please let us know as we will promote each state along with a missing person or doe and feature them on the tour.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 10th, 2005, 08:41am »

National award finds local advocate

FEBRUARY 10, 2005 -- For Monica Caison, finding the missing is her life's passion.

"I am the voice of those who are silent, which are missing. A lot of parents or families when they make the police report. They're left in this anguish, 'Where do I go? How do I start? Where do they do it?" says Caison.

Now, the Volvo for Life Awards program has given Caison $25,000 in honor of her tireless efforts to find the missing, and help families cope with their loss. She also has the chance to win an additional $50,000 and get a Volvo every three years for the rest of her life.

The Volvo for Life Awards will bring Monica Caison and the CUE Center for Missing Persons national attention, but Caison says the attention paid to the cause of missing persons is far more important than her receiving money or a new car.

"I may be the one getting recognized, but this is one big opportunity for the missing to be recognized in another forum other than just being missing, but this cause out here and people like us are needed in these families lives," says Caison.

Caison says the money is not going to her personally, but to help the center in its search and rescue efforts
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CUE Is Going “On the Road To Remember” the Missing
CUE Volunteers To Take Message of Remembrance Throughout North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. – On March 8th, volunteers from the CUE Center for Missing Persons, will set out on the second annual tour, called “On the Road to Remember,” to promote missing persons cases throughout the state North Carolina. The group will North Carolina tour to discuss missing persons with local media, families and law enforcement, in hopes of drawing attention to these cold cases once again.

“It’s often very difficult to solve the mystery of what happened to these people after the initial interest in a missing persons case fades,” explained Monica Caison, founder and director of the Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons. “We hope that by bringing these cases back up, we can refresh the details in people’s minds, which could lead to new information and could ultimately even help solve the cases.”

The “On the Road to Remember Tour” is dedicated to the search for Kent Jacobs. Kent Jacobs disappeared on March 10, 2002, one week from his favorite
date of the year, March 16, his birthday. March 16, 2005 will mark Kent's 45th birthday. Kent was the first born of 5 children. It will be the 3rd year that his family has waited with no celebrations of his special day, and anxiously waiting for any news as to what may have happened to him.

His family believes it was his childlike innocence and his desire to be accepted by others as an adult that contributed to his abduction on March 10. Kent’s family is still in shock regarding this tragedy and incorporating it into there daily lives has been confusing, frustrating and at times unbearable.

As with most families with missing loved ones, the Jacobs family knows that they need just one break and that someone out there knows something about this case could be the key in solving it. We just need one brave soul, who has been burdened with details of this tragedy long enough to the right thing, the moral thing, the honorable thing and come forward with the information, said Jackie Jacobs.

Kent worked in a workshop for special needs adults and his last job placement was working clean up detail at the NC/SC Welcome Center. He loved harley davidson's and his official uniform was a harley tee shirt, blue jeans, black reeboks and a harley hat. It's what he was wearing the day he disappeared. He also loved rock n roll music, the Dallas Cowboys and the Late Dale Earnhardt. His favorite restaurants were Hardee's and Taco Bell! He is a son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many!

Kent's mother was the last family member to see him on Sunday March 10, 2002. However, many people in the neighborhood where Kent disappeared saw him that day. It was the same neighborhood he spent his childhood.

At the commencement of Kent's disappearance, his family believed there may be a possibility that Kent could be in a homeless shelter, gotten into a car or be at a mental facility unable to correctly identify himself or provide personal information regarding his phone number or home address. “Jackie Jacobs”, anything is possible and until we find out for certain what happened, we have to explore all possibilities.

Jackie Jacobs - On behalf of the entire Jacobs Family
It is for this reason, that the Jacobs Family is so grateful to Monica Caison and the Cue Center for their assistance in spreading the message across the state of NC regarding Kent. The hard work and effort put forth by this army of volunteers, means more than our family can adequately convey in words. We offer a humble "Thank You".

On the Road to Remember 2005 is definitely a special event for the Jacobs Family because it features Kent, but we are very glad that other missing will be featured as CUE travels across the state. We are not alone in this nightmare and we want to offer as much help with other families as we can.

CUE Center for Missing Persons has been there for us from the onset of Kent’s disappearance offering support, searches, prayer vigils, and ground penetrating radar searches just to name a few. All that while still providing the same support to other families. We will never forget.

The group plans to tour at least 10 hours a day. Along the way, CUE volunteers will distribute information packets, which will include posters, DVD’s and fact sheets about local missing person’s cases. The packets will also include maps of the trip, copies of the agenda, contact details, and other general information.


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The national tour in 2004, highlighted missing persons from across the country, honoring Leah Roberts. Traveling through 26 states, in 14 days and meeting with over 170 families of the missing, law enforcement and media personnel combined. The caravan traced the route that Leah took from her Raleigh home to Washington, stopping in the towns where records show she stopped along her journey. Leah left Raleigh on a cross-country trip of self-exploration in March of 2000. A short time later, her Jeep was found abandoned and wrecked in Bellingham, Wash. No valuables had been removed from the car, and no trace of Leah has surfaced since. Members of Leah’s family were on hand to send off the tour and again at the group’s arrival in Washington.
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Departure Date: Wilmington, NC - March 8th, 2005
Tour: North Carolina - 100 counties
Arrival: Hope Mills, NC - March 10th, 2005
(Approx. 2:30 pm) at the family home of still Missing "Kent Jacobs"

The reason for this annual event is to bring awareness to missing children and adults who's cases have gone cold and communities have forgotten. CUE's mission is to produce activity and remain hopeful in possible new case leads that will aid law enforcement in their investigation.

If anyone has a case they would like included in the tour and that is not filed with the center, please contact the organization for submission.

Media Information – TRAVEL PLANS
CUE volunteers will begin there route heading north on highway 17; reaching to Camden, NC, then West to North Hampton, NC, onward to Rocky Mount, NC.

We would like to meet with press outlets on this route, if you know of a location for a stop please advise. Thank you

To learn more about CUE visit them at: http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/
Email: cuecenter@aol.com
Office (910) 343-1131 CUE Cell (910) 232-1687

Founded in 1994, the non-profit CUE Center, based in Wilmington, N.C., provides support, services and search efforts to families of the missing. To date, we have assisted more than 6,000 families in need. CUE is supported by community donations and active volunteers.

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 9th, 2005, 07:31am »

Missing persons organization tours state in On the Road to Remember Tour
March 09,2005
Bob Shiles
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KINSTON - Monica Caison believes that a greater number of missing persons cases can be solved with increased publicity.

"Only a small number of cases get press coverage," said Caison, executive director of the Center for Missing Persons. "A lot of cases could be solved it they get any press at all."

Caison and Center Vice P resident Selina Farmer were in Kinston Tuesday on the first day of their organization's second On the Road to Remember Tour, a three-day blitz through North Carolina aimed at keeping cold missing persons cases alive. These cases, Caison said, are those where leads have dried up and no new information is available.

"We want to play on the memory of people," Caison said. "What people know may help a case."

During the tour, the women will meet with the families of missing persons, law enforcement officials, and media outlets. The tour will end Thursday in Fayetteville with a rally in honor of Kent Jacobs, who disappeared from Hope Mills on March 10, 2002.

The Wilmington-based Center for Missing Persons is a non-profit organization funded entirely by private and public donations. It was formed 11 years ago. Volunteers act as liaisons between families, law enforcement and others involved in all aspects of missing persons cases.

"We do whatever has to be done to bring these people back," Caison said. "To date, we have served over 6,000 families, and of the cases in which we have been involved there has been a 95-98 percent closeout rate."

Caison said that last year more than 9,000 cases of missing persons were reported. A large percentage of these cases, she added, are still open.

Although she has not met personally with the family, Caison said her organization has been involved in the investigation into the Dec. 7 disappearance of Kinston resident Gail Haddock-Dail and her 15-year-old granddaughter Heather Lynn Roberts. Her group's involvement has included getting information on the case widely distributed to the public.

Caison added that information about the two missing Kinston residents was put on her organization's Web site the day they were reported missing. Gail and Heather, she said are among those missing person cases featured in this year's tour.

Whether the missing person is a child or adult, cases must be kept alive if they are to be solved.

"We're the only voice these people have," Caison said. "We are the voice for those who have been silenced."

Bob Shiles can be reached at (252) 527-3191, Ext. 237, or bshiles@freedomenc.com

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Several missing persons from the region are featured in the On the Road to Remember Tour. They include:

n Heather Lynn Roberts, Kinston, missing since Dec. 7, 2004

n Gail Haddock-Dail, Kinston, missing since Dec. 7, 2004

n Timeka Pridgeon, LaGrange, missing since May 12, 2001

n Karen Giron Molina, Goldsboro, missing since Jan. 21, 2003

n Vaneatra Montford, Jacksonville, missing since March 24, 2000

n Johnnie O'Neal Jr., Ayden, missing since Nov. 21, 1998
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The Cue Center will conclude the Road to Remember today in North Carolina. Cue's Road to Remember visited each county in the state of NC and it's focus was to bring awareness to some cold cases. Here is a photograph from the event.

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« Reply #7 on: Mar 11th, 2005, 09:32am »

Below are some photographs from the Cue Center Road to Remember as it concluded yesterday @ the residence of Kent Jacobs in NC.

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Annual Candle Light Vigil & Dedication
In observation of national missing children's day


Wilmington, N.C. — The CUE Center for Missing Persons will host their annual waterfront vigil to honor and remember missing children and adults. Each year hundreds of cases grow cold concerning the missing and or lost, said Monica Caison, founder of CUE Center in Wilmington. It is our goal to bring back their faces, names and stories to our community; the vigil helps us accomplish this each year.



This year’s wall dedication will be in remembrance of Octavio Lopez, who is still missing and presumed deceased after several days of search efforts by both law enforcement and CUE volunteers, off a waterway inlet. Two more to be honored is Mildred Tyson and Loie Barbour the sister and niece of a loving Charlotte family who suffered the devastation of two missing loved ones, both ending in homicide.



CUE volunteers would like to invite the public to attend, candles will be provided and free tee shirts will be given out while they last. This event will have many special guests, families of the missing, performance by children Mallory Malter and Kyndall Westerbeek, lighting of candles and much more.



In attendance will be, Penny Carr Britton, mother of Peggy Carr who would have turned 40 years old on May 15, 2005. Peggy was abducted in 1998 and murdered, her remains were found seven month later. Although CUE was founded in 1994, Peggy Carr is considered to be CUE Center’s landmark case.





Where: Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, NC

When: May 25, 2005 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:30 pm



To date, the nonprofit CUE Center has assisted more than 6,000 families in need by conducting searches, investigating cases, and by providing counseling and other services as needed.
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(Wilmington) - More than 10,000 adults and children go missing in North Carolina every year. There's a local group that has played a huge role in not only finding missing people but helping the families left in the dark. One mother will never forget how the CUE Center helped her. Now, Penny Carr-Britton, dedicates much of her life to helping others.

Two men kidnapped Peggy Carr from a Wilmington shopping center and murdered her in April of 1998. Searchers found her body seven months later. Peggy's mom, Penny, says she will never forget the day she lost a daughter she called the peacemaker of the family.

"I was literally ill at the beginning, just ill. I didn't think I could get myself together, but you do, you find strength that you don't know you have. It's just a horrible thing to go through," Penny Carr-Britton said.

The CUE Center for Missing Person's organized search crews during the months before Peggy's body was found. They helped Penny and her family through the toughest time of their lives. Seven years later, Penny remains friends with CUE Director, Monica Caison.

"Penny is one of those people that we can count on," Caison said.

Monica calls Penny one of her, "missing moms." When a girl is abducted and there is foul play suspected, Monica gives Penny a call and she calls the victims family.

"I tell them I know exactly how they're feeling, I know the anger that they're feeling, I know the desperation they're feeling when they can't find the lost one," Carr-Britton said.

Penny also comes back to Wilmington every year for CUE's missing persons vigil. She wants the families of other victims to know there is hope out there.

"I tell them don't ever give up, don't ever give up," Penny said.

Because she never gave up, Penny, has the strength to help lead other families through the most tragic time in their lives.

This Wednesday night, Community United Effort will hold a victim's vigil at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington. It starts at 7:30 and is open to the public.

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It has been a busy summer searching then more searching, we are finally home. Monica will be on the Larry King Live Show on August 23, 2005 featuring cases of those still missing. Tune in if you can and thank you all for your support.

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The CUE Center for Missing Persons will host a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. tonight in Andrews.Family of those missing as well as friends, supporters and area residents are invited to attend the vigil, which also will include the families of several missing people from the area.
Mallory Malter, who is a senior from Wilmington, N.C., will be give a vocal presentation during the vigil.
The one year anniversary of the disappearance of Crystal Soles will be noted. Other area missing residents to be acknowledged include: Brandy Hanna, missing from Charleston; Delwin Locklear, missing from Maxton, N.C.; and Deloris Melton missing from Seaside Beach, N.C. and who was a resident of the Myrtle Beach area.
The vigil is set for 7 p.m. at the Blount Furniture Company, 501 West Main St., Andrews.
Anyone with information about Soles' disappearance or whereabouts is asked to call their local law enforcement agency or the confidential 24-hour tip
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 22nd, 2006, 11:45pm »

From Jim Viola :

Everyone,
I finally received a copy of the tape of the WWAY News Channel 3 coverage from the CUE Conference
held down in Wilmington, NC from March 24-26. WWAY had airings of the Conference on Sun, 3/26/06, at
6PM and 10 PM and Mon, 3/27/06, at 6:30 AM.

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Amber AlertS set wheels in motion

BY BRIANNE DOPART, The Herald-Sun
March 12, 2007 10:02 pm

DURHAM -- When a North Carolina resident is missing, Monica Caison's world stops.

Or rather, when a Tar Heel is missing, Caison's whole other world begins.

Caison, director of the CUE Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, was one of hundreds of well-meaning volunteers who "went on standby" -- as she put it -- Friday evening after learning that a 15-year-old Durham girl had supposedly been kidnapped from her school bus stop at gun-point.

Natalie Sanchez Fernandez was located at 9:15 p.m. in an apartment on Morreene Road after police received at least one tip about her whereabouts. Some family members admitted to police Natalie had never been kidnapped and that they had been "covering" for her.

When an Amber Alert is released, nonprofit groups like Caison's will hang posters, conduct searches, counsel families, monitor and contact the media in an effort to help law enforcement cover all the bases it can in the quickest amount of time possible.

Caison, whose organization contacts the agencies investigating missing persons to offer assistance, immediately began making calls when she heard about Natalie, the teen whose siblings allegedly reported to police that she had been forced from her bus stop by two armed men Friday.

But it wasn't long before Caison, a 25-year veteran of the missing persons field, smelled something fishy.

While Caison declined to say how she came to believe the report was a hoax, Caison said she wasn't surprised to learn late Friday evening that the Amber Alert issued less than two hours earlier, had been called off.

Cpl. David Addison, CrimeStoppers coordinator and the Durham Police spokesman who handled the kidnapping farce, said the hoax had one bright aspect -- the best of all possible outcomes.

"We were happy nothing happened to the girl," Addison said, "When she was found, I was elated. I was very proud of all of the officers and the citizens who stepped up to help."

While false police reports are "common," Addison said he had never experienced a hoax of "this magnitude" during his 11 years with Durham police. Late Monday, Addison said he was still working on tabulating how much money and individual man-hours were spent during the search for the teen, which lasted six hours.

Despite Friday's hoax, Addison said he would not change one thing about the way in which Durham police responded to the report. Within hours of making the report public, Addison said Durham police had offers for assistance from several other agencies. Officers like himself who were supposed to be off for the night came back in to "buckle down" and work on finding the girl, Addison said.

Police were tight-lipped Monday about why they believe Natalie's sisters, Veronica Sanchez Fernandez and Lady Sanchez Fernandez, and a male, Carlos Argueqa-Guezare, who was not further identified, reported the 15-year-old abducted. Addison said he had heard a number of reasons but did not know what to believe. He said he did not think the three understood how serious the allegations were.

Veronica Fernandez and Lady Fernandez were each charged with making a false report. Argueqa-Guezare was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, he said.

Natalie was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing a police investigation, Addison added.

Caison, who says her group has assisted in 6,000 missing persons cases, thinks all four of them should be forced to work with families of missing persons.

"If they saw what we see daily, they wouldn't be laughing so hard," she said.

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