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Struggle to Find Two Children Who Went Missing 49 Years Ago
FAIRFAX, Ohio (Paula Toti) -- 49 years ago today a heartbreaking mystery began that has two families still grieving.
Two second graders from Fairfax went to the Frischs Mainliner on Wooster Pike and never returned home. Local 12s Paula Toti spoke with a sister tonight who refuses to give up the search.
The boys were nine and ten; Jimmy McQueary and Johnny Hundley came to the Frisch's restaurant on the day they disappeared. But if they met with fowl play or an accident it's not known.
In fact while some say the boys were last seen here, McQueary's sister told Paula Toti Tuesday, Not so, they were seen across the street with other friends.
She hopes going over every fact will help end the mystery.
Deania Wilson has a little flannel shirt that is dear to her, The only thing I have of him.
The only thing left of her little brother Jimmy McQueary who has been gone 49 years.
My mom sat for months and months waiting for my brother to come home.
Deania was Jimmy's protector in the family with five siblings. Not being able to help him 49 years ago hurts like it was today.
If you could have done something different might not have been in wrong place at right time.
Deania wants to keep the case of both boys in front of the public and Fairfax Police have done the same; doing interviews, keeping a detective on the case, doing age progressions of Jimmy and Johnny Hundley.
You try every angle you can.
Chief Steve Kelly says they've even taken DNA samples of family members to put into a national data base.
And it hits home because it's a small suburb, it's family here.
Deania is asking families to think back all those years ago for any small clue.
Just think back about your parents that may have talked about it you know.
Deania says a lot of stories have changed over the years.
I've had friends just the past few years, one told me more of what happened on that day that I didn't know about.
While some believe the boys may have fallen and become buried at a home construction site, Deania does think foul play was involved. But it's not retribution she's looking for.
I just don't want to go to my grave not knowing.
Johnny Hundley's family also keeps this top of mind. His brother ran into the Chief in Fairfax just the other day and said the anniversary is coming up.
And to show you how little things can be overlooked, Deania and Paula Toti were looking at the original flyer saying the boys were missing. It had McQueary spelled wrong. She looked at it 49 years and didn't notice. Maybe something else was overlooked that could piece this together.
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