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Levy Case Brings Reminders Of Missing NCSU Women

Posted July 26, 2001

— For months, images of Chandra Levy have saturated the media. She is just one in a growing list of missing persons cases that remained unsolved.

There are thousands of missing persons cases that have not received as much attention. Two such cases involve students from North Carolina State University.

For their families, life goes on, much like the waiting.

Kristen Modafferi

has been missing since June 1997. At that time, she was working and taking summer classes in San Francisco.

Leah Roberts disappeared in March 2000.

A year and half ago, Roberts' Jeep Cherokee and some personal belongings were found in the woods near a mountain road in Washington State.

Her sister, Kara Roberts, says the Chandra Levy case raises the public's awareness about missing persons and the ongoing struggles their families endure.

"I wish I had the opportunity to know what it was like to have Leah's face known by everyone in the nation, but I don't. That's something that we're constantly fighting for," says Roberts.

Roberts and her family are working closely with the Cue Center for Missing Persons. She is also working on a detailed biography about Leah, which includes her mysterious disappearance.

Roberts says she plans to distribute the information to national media outlets in hopes of keeping Leah's name and face in the public forum.

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