Christine Parks has been hoping for a divine intervention that someday her beloved son, Alexander Parks, Jr., would be found safe and sound.
Alexander disappeared five years ago after leaving her home. His absence has taken a toll on her, but she hasn't given up hope they'll be reunited one day.
Christine Parks says, "It hurts when his birthday comes around and you don't see him and you talk about him. I cry so much about it all the time, and reckon got is tired of we crying all the time. I wish he would show up and let me see him."
Gadsden County deputies have been working missing people cases hoping to find these five people: Larry Jones, Alexander Parks, Jr., Bobbi Jean Tew, Eddial Bunion and Deunterrius Albert, and bring closure to their families.
INV Shelton Turner of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office says, "What we're trying to do is to get the message out that these people are still missing, that these cases are still open, and we want to bring these people back home to their loved ones as soon as possible."
For Parks, who lost another son to suicide, locating Alexander may help mend the wounds of her broken heart.
"Find him and bring him to me and let me throw my loving arms around him, that would mean so much to me.”
If you have any information on the whereabouts of these five missing people, please call the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office at 850-627-9233.
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