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National missing persons tour rallies for 2 Collier County men


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National missing persons tour rallies for 2 Collier County men

By Katie Jones. CREATED Oct 9, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 9, 2013

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Almost a decade ago Felipe Santos and Terrance Williams disappeared just months apart in North Naples. Detective Kevin O'Neill said that isn't the only fact that connects the two of them.

" Since the get-go we believe that Calkins has been less than truthful when being interviewed." Det. O'Neill said.

Santos was reported missing in October of 2003, Williams just a few months later. Both men had separate encounters and were last seen with now fired Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Calkins. Investigators questioned but never arrested him. But detectives said that doesn't mean he's been cleared of the crime. Calkins is still a person of interest.

"Somebody saw something as trivial as that might be and that's what we're looking for is that one person to call and has that key information." Det. O'Neill said.
10 years have passed but detectives said tips keep coming in. The national organization, The CUE center for missing persons has stepped in to spread the word across the country and big name celebrities like Tyler Perry have offered rewards for information leading to the men or an arrest. During all this time, loved ones said their wounds haven't healed.
" Felipe was a member of our community so this is something we won't forget we're not going to let go until there is answers." Julia Perkins with the Coalition of Immokalee workers said.
"I will always have an emptiness I will always have it. I can't even give it away. I would go Terrance I know you don't like for everyone to get in your business but I had to do this because I had to find I need to find you." Marcia Williams said.
Detectives said it is that pain that keeps their search going strong.
" The family needs closure we can't put a time limit on that for them." Det. O'Neill said.
If you  have any information about the cases call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300.


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Katie Jones is a reporter for FOX 4 news.