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Organization hopes to solve mysterious disappearance

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A national organization is helping bring new awareness to the disappearance of a Valdosta woman and her young son nearly seven years ago.

The Cue Center for Missing Persons is sponsoring a nationwide missing person's tour. They stopped in Valdosta along with Paula and Brandon Wade's family, hoping to help solve their mysterious disappearance.     

Regis and Mary McGrath never missed a Sunday night phone call with their daughter, Paula Wade, until the weekend she disappeared seven years ago.

"You never think it's going to happen to you," said Mary McGrath, mother. Wade worked at Sam's Club. Her co-worker reported the 25-year old Wade and her 3-year old son Brandon missing on October 14, 2002.

This photo is what Brandon could look like now at 10-years old. Since then, the family continues to search and police have been investigating.

Valdosta Police periodically run checks through the social security administration to see if anyone's stolen her identity.

To their knowledge, no one's used her social security number or purchased anything on her credit cards. Regis says faith and family are what keep them going in finding any information on their missing daughter and grandson.

"We would ask anybody that has that piece of information to come forward and talk," said Regis McGrath. "There is an award being offered."

The family is working with the Cue Center for Missing Persons which stopped in Valdosta on its sixth annual missing persons tour.

"We were founded in 1994, basically to aid investigators possibly in tips," said Monica Caison, Founder and Executive Director of the Cue Center. "We also have a database of nationwide networks of professional services for recovery teams all over."

She says often times these cases fade but for friends and family the nightmare continues. Valdosta Police urge anyone with information about Paula and Brandon Wade to contact them at 242-2606.

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