Mother Still Looking for Son 11 Years Later

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

"Nobody knows, nobody saw anything," says, Tina Turner of her missing son, Shane Turner. Shane disappeared 11 years ago.

For Turner even the 11th year looking for her son feels like the first. "Every time there is a bone found every time when I'm out hiking and camping and I'm looking for bones, because I don't know if he's dead, I don't know if he's alive."
May 21st 1997 was the last time Shane Turner was seen outside a Clifton apartment. His disappearance covered in mystery.
Shane's case is now closed, a grand jury found enough evidence to indict Paul Garcia of Shane's murder but in a bizarre twist Garcia died in a car accident before going to trial. Turner says it left her without the answers she needed. "It would be really bad to know absolutely he is dead but we need closure."

That's why Turner is still actively searching for her son. "Looking for bones and that a horrible thing for a mother or a parent to have to look for," says, Turner. All in hopes of finding out the truth. "Then I would know for sure absolutely that he's dead because I look for him, when I see somebody that looks like him, or walks like him, he had a distinctive walk, I go up to them thinking that maybe that's him and its not."

Out of the eleven suspicious missing persons cases in Mesa County only one is still active, that's Paige Birgfeld's. After eleven years Turner still has the same goal.
"I just want him found, I just want him found."

Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons is holding a forum for victim's families, law enforcement and local officials tomorrow night at the VFW number 1247 to discuss how to deal with Colorado's 1,300 unsolved murder cases.


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