Families search for missing despite obstacles

LOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) - Kentucky has more than 600 people listed as missing, part of more than 98,000 across the country bearing that classification with law enforcement. And, Kentucky State Police list 162 cold cases of either missing or murdered people on the web site.

Finding a missing person is difficult for a variety of reasons. Sometimes people choose to go missing. In other cases, bodies cannot be identified or just aren't discovered.

Despite the obstacles, some family members persist in searching for their lost loved one. Nancy Austin has no recollection of her mother, Georgia Darlene Nolan, who disappeared in November 1976 when Austin was an infant.

Austin has spent the last decade looking for her mom and has refused to end the quest, despite finding no traces of her.

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