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Glynn County highlights missing persons, 'cold' homicide cases

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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.

June 21, 1989: Siblings Michael and Monica Bennett were reported missing and have never been located. Their father, Robert George Jr, said he dropped his 15-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son off at Heritage Apartments in Brunswick around 1 p.m. Neither have been seen or heard from since. 

October 25, 2007: Terrence Felder was found murdered in the Arco neighborhood. The 19-year-old was found lying partially in the roadway at Cochran Avenue and Seventh Street in Brunswick with a gunshot wound to the head. 

September 10, 2012: Richard Hollis, 49, was found murdered on Georgia 99 just off I-95. Hollis was found dead of a single gunshot wound in his vehicle.

January 29, 2013: Peter Alston was found murdered on Cate Street in the Arco neighborhood. The 40-year-old was shot and killed on while sitting in a vehicle outside a residence with a family member when one or more shooters opened fire on the vehicle from the street striking Alston and killing him.

April 12, 2017: Daniel Gilliam was found murdered outside his home on Robarts Road. Police found Gilliam, 30, lying on the ground at Simon Mobile Home Park in Brunswick. He was next to his vehicle with a single gunshot wound to the chest. 

North Carolina-based Community United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing Persons makes an annual trip across the U.S. to raise awareness of missing children and adults. Family and friends of the victims of the spotlighted cases attended the Brunswick event.

“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. “We are traveling across the country to remind communities that many, many cases still need resolution, and these families of the missing still need our help -- and the community’s help -- to bring their loved ones home,” she added.

Caison has dedicated her life to the plight of missing people and their loved ones and became an advocate for the missing after being exposed to the families of missing at least three times before she was 25 years old.

In 1994, she founded the nonprofit CUE Center, which is focused on finding the missing, advocating for the cause, and supporting families left behind. Since its inception, CUE has helped more than 11,000 families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives. The CUE Center is funded entirely by donations, and staffed by dedicated volunteers.

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