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Five years after woman vanished, family and friends hold out for hope

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Where is Kay Read? That question still goes unanswered, five years since the Sunday school teacher disappeared.

An emotional evening on Friday for those who knew Kay Read. They remembered and honored her at a service at St. Paul's Methodist Church on the east side.

A few dozen people gathered remembering a sister, aunt and a friend to many. On the five year mark, they prayed for Kay's safe return and information on her whereabouts. Each person poured colorful sand into a candle vase symbolizing their memories of Kay.

"For a long time I kept saying I know she's out there," said Mary Seagle, Read's sister. "But, I can't say that. I still have the hope, the faith that we're going to find her either way."

"We know there is somebody somewhere who knows something," said Rev. Billy Still of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. "That it would grant a special measure of peace for her family."

Police suspect foul play in Kay's disappearance. They found her van on fire the next morning. They've also released these images of a man who is of interest to them.

We checked with Tucson Police on Friday, they have no new leads. The case is cold but they still have a detective assigned to it.

A reward of $20,000 is being offered for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in Kay's disappearance.

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