Sunday, May 1, 2011

Crystal Soles

Crystal Soles leaves behind a small son who is still wondering where his mother might be.

Wilmington, NC – Four years Crystal Soles has remained missing and it has taken a toll on her family; “I have suffered the lost my father, husband and son in the time my daughter has been missing, I don’t know how much more I can take”, said the Gail Soles the mother of missing, Crystal Soles. Gail’s brother, Keith voices his frustration, “we cannot go back and change what has happened to my niece, however people in this community knew her and knows what happened, it breaks my heart as they just go about their lives; all we ask is to get Crystal back and for final answers”. 

“None of us are getting any younger and Crystal has a child who too deserves to know his mother did not walk out on him, he should not have to live his life wondering where his mother is”, he added.

On January 24, 2005 Crystal called home and spoke with her father in the morning hours, needing a ride; her father was in bad health at the time and could not go to pick her up; Crystal said in a happy voice “that’s okay Dad, I will walk”. What happened after that call on that bitter cold January morning has left investigators puzzled. Crystal vanished in her path home and soon  rumors or theories circulated like a wild fire, none of which has located her, to bring her home to her then, five year old son and family.

In the following years the Soles family has not sat idle, they contacted the CUE Center for Missing Persons who have conducted numerous search efforts, the family hosted awareness events, walking door to door, to no avail. “I have to ask what will it take? What will make someone tell me where my daughter is? I have done all I know and have even begged total strangers for help”, said Gail Soles. Through all this, the Soles family continues to hold out hope for answers.

Now the Crystal’s family has launched a website in an effort to have a place that tipsters can provide information and also for her memory to stay alive. The friends of missing youth Branson Perry form Skidmore, Missouri and that volunteer for the CUE Center offered to aid in the design and the launching of the website. People can go to

“All too often cases of the missing go cold and leave families across our nation in despair; said CUE’s founder, Monica Caison. We hope that someone will step up and do the right thing and provide the information that law officials need to locate Ms. Soles.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Crystal Soles, please contact the Andrews Police Department, SLED Office or the CUE Center for Missing Persons. A reward is still being offering by the family for any person(s) that can provide the direct location of Crystal Soles.


MARCH 2, 2011

Searchers find skeletal remains in Andrews

Andrews Police Chief Jennifer Flowers says a dive team recovered skeletal remains Wednesday afternoon, thought to possibly be those of a missing Andrews woman.
Crystal Soles, 28, has been missing since Jan. 24, 2005. Her mother told News13 at the time of her disappearance that Soles called her father from the Shaw’s Corner Store in Andrews saying she was on her way home. She never made it home that night.
The Andrews Police Department, the CUE Center for Missing Persons, Williamsburg Fire and Horry County Fire Rescue searched an area off Jumpin Run Road, just off Seaboard Road in Andrews

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