KENOSHA (WITI) — Law enforcement officials and the families of missing persons in Wisconsin gathered Sunday, September 29th in an effort to make sure these cases don’t fade from anyone’s memory.
Stephanie Low’s family members and friends made the four-hour drive from Wausau to Kenosha for Sunday’s gathering.
“It doesn`t matter how far. I will go to the end of the earth to find more answers and new ways to try and find my daughter,” Low’s mother, Claudia Blake said.
October 10th will mark the three-year anniversary of Low’s disappearance. Low apparently called her brother to say she was scared after receiving threats. The phone call ended abruptly, and no one has heard from Low since. Sunday was Low’s 25th birthday.
“This is not the way I wanted to spend her 25th birthday but I`ll do whatever I have to for her,” Blake said.
The families on hand for Sunday’s gathering had the opportunity to meet with a number of agencies, including the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NAMUS, which has a growing database of missing persons cases from around the country.
“You have some very passionate law enforcement people on these cases but also, police officers have other cases coming in the door. It`s the common situation where as much as they would like to focus 100% on one case, they have to focus on all the cases coming in the door,” Lori Bruski with NAMUS said.
Sunday’s event, which was open to the public, also featured a station for parents to take their childrens’ fingerprints.
“You keep that so worst-case scenario, your child goes missing, you have that on file. I was fingerprinted as a child, like five or six, and I still have that little card in my fire box,” Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patty Hall said.