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Mother keeping memory of missing son alive 8 years later

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

( -- Eight years ago on Saturday, June 11th, 2003, Christian Ferguson, 9, went missing after his father reported that someone drove off with the boy in an SUV.  The boy's mother is still working to bring him home.

Police said there is still no trace of Christian Ferguson since that day eight years ago and no arrests have been made.  Ferguson's mother, Theda Thomas, is not giving up though.  She is still working to keep her son's memory alive while raising awareness for others in need.

Last year, on the 7th anniversary of her son's disappearance, she walked seven miles; one mile for every year Christian was missing.  On Saturday, she joined a group of motorcycle riders at the corner of Page and Skinker in Wellston, Missouri where Christian was first reported missing.  All the bikers rode to a restaurant on Shenandoah in remembrance of Ferguson's disappearance. 

Thomas' son was first reported missing by his father.  The father told police someone drove off in his SUV with the boy inside while he was using a payphone.  Thomas is still skeptical eight years later.

"The father of my kids staged my son's disappearance right across the street from here; right here at Page and Skinker and we're gathered here today in his memory," Thomas said.  "I founded 'Looking for an Angel Inc.' to increase awareness of raised monetary rewards for missing persons."

Thomas' non-profit organization is designed to help prevent children from being abducted and to get them back if it does happen.


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