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Families United By Pain

BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – It’s difficult to understand the pain of having a loved one who is either missing or murdered.

That’s why a mother whose son has been missing started a group for moral support.

This weekend marks four years since Michael Gorley went missing.

But his mother stays positive and focuses her energy on helping other families who are going through the same pain.

“It’s not a club any of us wanted to be in, but it’s one we are in,” said Sandra Hasty, Gorley’s mother.

Everyone at the gathering in Junction City has a family member who is either missing or murdered.

Hasty decided to do something about it by making a Facebook group where anyone with a missing relative or friend could call on for support.

“I have faith we will get answers. I’ll never lose that faith that we will get answers,” said Hasty.

This day marks one year since William Cross went missing.

His family says no searches have been done, and therefore they have no leads.

“We want to know what happened and we want him home. Someone please just tell us,” said Robin Phillips, William’s mother.

Many we spoke to say it doesn’t get easier with time. Shirley Fugate’s daughter, Natasha, has been missing since 2015 and her pain has never subsided

“It gets worse as each day goes on. Somebody needs to speak up and come clean,” said Fugate.

Although nobody wanted to be a member of this group, at least they know each others’ pain.

Conroy Delouche

Conroy Delouche

Conroy is the Weekend Sunrise anchor, and a weekday reporter at LEX18 News.
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