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Family of missing man still searching for answers

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Posted at 8:50 AM, Jul 31, 2019

(LEX 18) — A Frankfort mother has not seen her 26-year-old son in nearly a year.

Kevin Jackson went missing in October of 2018. As tips continue to pour into police, the family still doesn't have closure.

Tears ran down Sharon Lathrem-Miller's face on Tuesday as she read through the last text message she got from her son.

Jackson, an Anderson County High School graduate, was living in Frankfort with a friend when police said he disappeared.

That friend contacted Jackson's mother when she hadn't heard from him.

"I knew immediately something was wrong. People kept trying to tell me that he would just turn up when he was ready of that he was in rehab or gone away, but I know he would never leave his son," said Lathrem-Miller.

Jackson is the father of a six-year-old boy. Shortly before he went missing, his mom said he oddly signed a temporary guardianship paper, giving his son to people she had never met.

"These people have had complete control of my grandson since this time. They have not let us speak to him since February, and they're in the process of trying to adopt him," said Lathrem-Miller.

And as hope continues to diminish for the family, they are counting on new tips and leads to raise their spirits.

To strengthen awareness, a candlelight vigil is scheduled to happen on September 22 in Lawrenceburg.

"We just want to know. We just want justice, really. We just want to know what happened to him," said Kelly Jackson-Hampe and Brandy Smalley, Jackson's sisters.