Missing Spring Breaker's Family Continues Search

By: Morgan Kyrklund Email
By: Morgan Kyrklund Email
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PANAMA CITY BEACH - It's been a little more than 7 weeks since a Rice University student disappeared while visiting Panama City Beach for spring break.

21 year old Reny Jose's family is back in town, looking for clues to his whereabouts and they are not giving up hope.

"I'm hoping to see him alive that's my hope is. Every single day I'm waiting to hear from him or a phone call or something from him. That's what I'm waiting for," said Sherly Jose, Jose's mother.

"I really am waiting for that phone call. One of these days, I definitely can hear him calling me. We going to keep him in our prayers and also going to keep everything alive," said Jose George, Jose's father.

Jose was last seen at a Panama City Beach house on March 3rd.

Jose's family has made the trip from their home in Upstate New York to Bay County a number of times since.

They're doing all they can to find their son and brother.

George said, "Stopping and asking people if they have seen him that's what we doing the last couple days."

Despite almost no evidence and few leads, Bay County Sheriff''s investigators are still searching.

"This continues to be an active investigation, it's not a cold case. It's not a closed case, we are continuing to follow any and all leads and avenues in the investigation as they present themselves. We are open to all possibilities," said Major Tommy Ford with the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

Now, the family is asking for the public's help.

"Please stay vigilant, please just look out for anything that seems unusual, especially to the people in the Panama City area. Until we see a body, we are not giving up. We are going to continue to believe that Reny is still alive," said Reashma Jose, Jose's sister.

Jose's family has organized a walk, taking place this weekend back in Albany.

About 2,000 people are expected to participate in the "Walk for Reny."

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers.


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