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Nov 30, 2012 5:15 PM

Family To Hold Memorial For Daughter 19 Years After Disappearance

Though Sharon Sons is getting over being sick, her sniffles stem from something the Scott County mother hasn't gotten over -- the disappearance of her daughter Sharon.

"I miss her very much," said Sons. "Especially around the holidays. It's so hard."

The family has gone 19 Christmases and Thanksgivings since Sharon, 28 at the time, was last seen on Oct. 20, 1993.

Sharon's boyfriend at the time, Willie King, told the family his girlfriend went for a walk but was never heard from again, said Sons.

Lexington Police have suspected foul play. Both Sarah and detectives believe Sharon was murdered but numerous leads have come up empty by investigators.

The family has hired a private investigator in the last month, Sarah said.

"We need closure," said Sons. "If she's still alive we would like to bring her home. If not, we would still like to bring her home."

As they search for that closure, the family will hold a public memorial Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Scott County Park in Georgetown.

The candlelight vigil will take place near the memorial of Ashley Lyons, a pregnant Scott County teenager shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2004.

Lyons' mother told Sarah she couldn't imagine going 19-plus years without having any answers, said Sons. As a symbolic gesture, Lyons' mother will light the candles for Sharon's memorial.

"I feel in my heart that someone has done something to her," said Sons. "She couldn't have disappeared without anyone knowing anything."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Lexington Police.

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