Unknowns about missing persons affect loved ones for years after cases grow cold
By Kelly Marshall Fuller
The Sun News
Gail Soles shivers in the frigid morning air and clutches a handful of missing-person fliers.
The fliers, which bear the picture of her daughter, Crystal Soles, have been pasted around Georgetown County for nearly two years – when Crystal Soles was reported missing.
The families of Crystal Soles and Garrett Hughes, another missing Georgetown County resident, have never stopped searching for them. Their disappearances illustrate the challenges authorities face when adults vanish with no obvious signs of foul play – as Wayne and Dianne Guay of the Burgess Community did earlier this month en route to visit family in New York.
Both Hughes and Soles are considered endangered adults, according to the Center for Missing Adults Web site. Their cases remain classified as missing persons cases, said Neil Johnson, spokesman for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is assisting with the search for Soles.