San Diego families hold vigil in San Francisco for sons who vanished there months ago
Families say they are not losing hope
Last Updated: 85 days ago
SAN DIEGO - There was a new effort Saturday to bring home two men from San Diego who have been missing in San Francisco for months.
Their families and those of three other missing men came together Saturday to help solve the mystery. Each man disappeared without a trace on the streets of San Francisco between May of 2010 and February of 2013.
Dozens showed up to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for a vigil on Saturday. Many wore yellow shirts to support the families of the five men, who all disappeared within the last two and a half years on the streets of San Francisco.
Their families remain baffled, because each of the men were expected back home at certain times. They were all about their families, and simply did not have the means to survive on their own.
"It was challenging in the sense that there's a lot of tears going on but there was a lot of support," said Valerie Sorrells during a phone interview.
She added that Saturday's event did give her new hope.
It has been nearly two years since Sorrells' 31-year-old son Cameron Remmer went on what was supposed to be a quick trip to San Francisco and never returned home to Encinitas.
"I want to say I have more hope than I had before," said Sorrells. "The longer you wait to hear word about your son, the longer you think there's not going to be word."
On Thursday, 10News spoke with Kim Nepote, who also attended Saturday's vigil. Nepote is the mother of 20-year-old Crishtian Hughes from Mission Valley, who disappeared in San Francisco in February.
She told 10News then and in an earlier interview that he did not have the means to simply run away and was expecting him to fly back home after what was supposed to be a quick trip to visit friends. She has not heard from him since.
"It's kind of hard to imagine what we're going through ... helps to have people stand behind you that are going through the same thing," said Nepote.
As the parents of these missing men are frustrated, investigators say they are baffled, as months and months have passed by and not a word of where they might or could possibly be.
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