INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Frustration and sadness replaced by elation for the families of the missing three in Cleveland. But the roller coaster of emotions is still reality for hundreds of people with missing loved ones here in Central Indiana.
Sgt. Paul Scott is at the forefront of investigating missing persons cases with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. He says the Cleveland case is reason for new hope in other cases.
"It does give hope to investigators all over the U.S that the cases they have long term can be solved," Scott said. "We have to decide on these investigations what is real and what is not so real. Realistically we know that the odds of that are slim. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't give us hope that something like that couldn't happen here."
Scott and his team handle more than 4,000 missing person cases a year. He has seen families suffering. Some with missing loved ones have cried in his office. And it's the families that keep investigators like Sgt. Scott motivated.
"We've become very involved with those individuals and we try to counsel with them about the cases," Scott said. "The families, the individuals that are left behind (we) try and find some closure for them."
Police dispatchers in Morgan County say a crash closed both directions of Mann Road on Friday morning.
The snow heading toward Central Indiana comes during a major weekend in downtown Indianapolis.
Indiana State Police say a man is OK after a fiery crash on Interstate 465 late Thursday night.