9OYS Crime Watch
Missing woman's family still searching 5 years later
Reporter: Cory Marshall
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Five year's after her sister's disappearance, Mary Seagle hands out missing person's flyers. Meanwhile, staked in the grass outside Kay Read's home sits a missing person's poster -- They're reminders that Read is still missing.
"I never would have thought it would have been five years," Seagle told 9OYS with flyers in hand.
The then 62-year-old, was taken from her home Valentine's Day, 2008. Tucson Police say the investigation is now considered a cold case, although a detective is still assigned.
Anna Vargas is Read's neighbor. She says while she didn't know Read very well. the two exchanged the occasional smile , "To think that it happened literally right on the other side of the fence from us is kind of scary. We would love to see someone come put [Read's family] out of their misery -- The questioning, the worrying of what happened to her."
Inside St. Paul's United Methodist Church where Read taught Sunday school, Sandy Cannon, a close friend of Read's for over 20 years says Read's legacy continues to inspire.
"It's been very difficult. Of course we were all shocked at the time something like that would have happened. It's been hard, so many reminders," Cannon said.
Friends and family continue to reminisce of Read's kindness. On the five-year anniversary of her disappearance, Read's caring nature is still felt.
"[It's] kind of sad that [in] the time that's gone by that we didn't get to know her and yet at the same time, in a way, she kind of pulled people together anyway," Vargas said in talking about becoming close with Read's family.
Friday evening a prayer vigil will be held in Read's honor at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
"We just got to find that one person that has to know something and if we can get the word out to that one person for them to get a strong heart and come forward. Do it anonymously, I don't care. Call. Give us Kay Back," Seagle said.