Memorial Service Held for South Arkansas Cold Case Victim

Published 07/19 2014 05:30PM

Updated 07/19 2014 10:42PM

Magnolia- Mary Shinn was last seen on July 20, 1978 in Magnolia.

Today family and friends gathered to mark the occasion as they try to find closure.

The ceremony was held at the Central Baptist Church in Magnolia this evening.

Police believe Shinn disappeared after meeting up with an unidentified man to discuss trading some property.

Family members say today's memorial wasn't a goodbye, but a way to say they still have hope.

"It was a hard day to come to, but it actually turned out to be a beautiful day. The words that were said, the music, I think it was something that my sister would have loved," says Shinn.

Her family tells us they appreciate the kindness shown to them by the Magnolia community during this hard time.

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