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'Identify the Missing' event in San Diego brings hope to many seeking loved ones

'Identify the Missing' event in San Diego brings hope to many seeking loved ones

They came by the dozens last weekend to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office to provide information about loved ones.

The first ever "Identify the Missing" day brought hope to many. Within just a few hours, one mother received information that her son, missing 30 years, was probably still alive.

Other mothers, such as Maria Vasquez of Escondido, had never filed a missing person report until Saturday. She was there in hopes of locating her son, Jesus Torres Vasquez, who disappeared in 1999.

That summer, Jesus, who was 19, left on a bus with his uncle headed to Oregon. A few months passed and he called his mother to tell her he and his uncle were...

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