Families and friends gathered together to talk about missing loved ones

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JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Missing and Unidentified Person's Awareness Day met for the ninth year in a row Saturday.

Missouri Missing was co-founded by Mari Anne Asherchapman in Aug. 2007. 

The nonprofit is meant to bring families together and share their stories on missing loved ones. 

Robin Potts lost her son in 2006. 

“My son's case sits on a shelf in limbo and we don’t know anything," Potts said.

Potts sees the members of Missouri Missing as part of her family. They all understand the same emotions one another are going through. 

Vicki Neely has been volunteering since Missouri Missing was first started and said that these people are here for one another. 

“It’s an opportunity for people across the state to gather in fellowship, and also an opportunity for people of organizations to present their work to the group," Neely said. 

Co-founder Ashperchapman said they work with the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Ashperchapman said there are currently 900 missing people in Missouri and 50 unidentified. 

[Editor's note: A previous version of this story misstated Missouri Missing's name as "Missing Missouri." The mistake has been corrected.]

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