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Balloons were released for a missing person


A commemoration of a 29-year-old mystery, the disappearance of an East Texas girl without a trace was held in an East Texas city.

The family of Kimberly Norwood gathered in Marshall to keep hope alive that somehow answers can be found concerning her disappearance.

Norwood was just 12-years-old when she disappeared from Hallsville, on the evening of May 20, 1989,"It doesn't sound real to say 29 years I mean. I just want to ask everybody to keep the prayers coming for us and Kim and keep positive thoughts," says Kim's mother Janice Norwood.

Kimberly and three of her friends were walking home and split up to go their separate ways about a mile from Kimberly's home. That was the last time anyone saw her.

"I had been following it some, I have a daughter about Kim's age, and he just had become close. I couldn't imagine to lose a child and not know where they're at," says family friend Tammy Morton.

The family has posted an age-progressed image of what Kimberly might look like today.

In honor of Kimberly and keeping hope alive, her mother Janice hosted a balloon release, each balloon carrying a picture of Kimberly and information on her disappearance.

"We just can't wait to start to get some results from them. I just feel like I'm letting Kim down, I'm trying to get going again, I'm on a mission. As long as there is breath don't give up. Always have hope," Janice says.

Over the years Kimberly's story has appeared on national news and missing person's search programs.

The family asks if anyone has any information on her disappearance, to contact authorities.

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