Families of the missing, police gather at Arkansas event again to lament, wonder

Posted: July 18, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Michele Eakin Smith (from left) of Maumelle, Amy Whitcomb of Benton and David Clark of Sherwood attend Tuesday’s Never Forgotten Arkansas Takes Action lunch in Benton where families of missing people were recognized. Eakin Smith’s brother, Daniel Eakin; Whitcomb’s father, Gary Mullinax; and Clark’s mother, Patsy Clark, were among those recognized as missing.

When she was a teenager, Amy Whitcomb learned that the man who raised her isn't her biological father, who disappeared before Whitcomb was old enough to remember him.

Derek VanLuchene, president and founder of Ryan United, a nonprofit organization dedicated to his brother who was abducted in 1987, speaks Tuesday dur...

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