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One year later, Elbert Knox's disappearance still a mystery

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Family members say Elbert Knox, who has not been seen since June 22, suffers from hypertension and schizophrenia. Family members say Elbert Knox, who has not been seen since June 22, suffers from hypertension and schizophrenia.
Elbert Knox was last seen walking down Kemp Lane in Shreveport's Martin Luther King neighborhood on Sunday, June 22, 2013. Elbert Knox was last seen walking down Kemp Lane in Shreveport's Martin Luther King neighborhood on Sunday, June 22, 2013.
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Elbert Knox was last seen one year ago this weekend. On Saturday, family and friends remembered Knox, who walked out the door of his home on Circle Drive in Shreveport to go to the store and never returned. 

He was last seen heading down Kemp Lane  on Sunday, June 22. 

Family members say Knox takes medication for a mental condition and with each day that passes, they continue to hold on to hope. "We just want him back. We want our loved one back," his sister, Elaine Smith said one year ago. One year later, that hasn't changed.

Smith and her family have spent the past year hoping for a sign as the search for answers continues. "We are going to go to parking lots, department stores, and we're going to put fliers on the cars and this time, we're going to knock on doors," says Smith.

"Our hope is that we find closure, whether he's alive or he isn't, we just want closure. We're not going to stop looking until we get that."

"He would leave here and he would walk in the park, he would go where we used to live on Hattie street, that's how we picked the places and then there was someone who told us they had seen him in the Allendale area on Milam, so we're going to go and do a little search there also," says Smith. The trail ran cold in the police investigation last year, and tips have led to nothing. Police dogs picked up a scent in the area but that too has led nowhere.

"We just want the community and Shreveport – Bossier and everyone else to know that we have not forgotten about him that we still love him that we're still looking for him," says Smith. "We're still praying and hoping."

If you've seen Elbert Knox and have any information on where he could be you're asked to call police at (318) 673-B-L-U-E or 673-2583.

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