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Families are taking steps toward finding their missing loved ones.
A "March for the Missing" was held in Shelbyville. It's an area where many people have never been found.
There are many Tennesseans who go through life not knowing. They pray and hope for answers
Leo Massicote's son, Paul, went missing last year. There are few clues in the case.
"We don't know what has happened with him or anything. I mean we've been searching for 16 months now," says Leo Massicotte.
Several families joined together to march for their missing or murdered loved ones in Shelbyville.
Connie Williams' brother was killed and the case is still unsolved.
"It always keeps the hope alive, and I think that is what we need, you know, everybody needs hope their loved ones will be found," says Connie Williams.
It's hard to believe so many people are missing across the state.
Bedford County has been hit especially hard. Elected leaders know it's a problem.
"It's really mind boggling that the things are going on, and the loved ones that are missing," says Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray.
"It is frustrating that it has taken so long, and it's frustrating there are so many that are missing, and don't have any clues to find them," says Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville.
The people marching believe media attention can help. They're also asking for community members to come forward.
Kristy Smelcer's brother, Bobby, was missing until his skull was discovered months later.
"We have our ideas on who did these crimes, each and every one of these families out here, but if the community does not step up and tell what they know, it's not helping law enforcement at all," says Kristy Smelcer.
Until then, family members march on. They wait for word that someone lost has finally been found.
Family members are hoping to plan more events to remind everyone that these cases are unsolved.
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Sunday, November 11 2012, 01:46 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) -- The Governor's Highway Safety Office plans to announce its "Click It or Ticket" campaign on Friday.
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The Governor's Highway Safety Office urges all motorists to buckle up.
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