Families with missing loved ones remain hopeful

Posted at 12:33 AM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-07 00:33:51-04

Dozens of families and friends attended the Missing in Michigan Person's Day Saturday in Livonia.


The event allowed law enforcement to update a missing persons report and collect things like D-N-A to help them get one step

closer to bringing someone home.


According to Michigan State Police more than 4,000 people are missing in Michigan and more than 2,500 are children. 


"It's something that goes through a detectives mind even after they retire," Lieutenant Michael Shaw says.


For more than five years it's helped make things a little bit easier for the families.


Rosie Conn's sister Georgina Ujczak went missing nearly 20 years ago.


State police encourage loved ones to reach out to law enforcement with updated information often.