Family Marks Missing Man's Birthday

A symbolic ceremony today in Gilmer for an East Texas family to remind them, and you, about a missing relative. A balloon release in Gilmer marks the 35th birthday of Cole Jackson. Jackson disappeared 18 months ago near Nacogdoches, there has been no trace of him since. But family members are holding out hope that one day they'll know what happened to him.

"Yeah everybody there's a bunch of people on the Internet , we've had people everywhere looking you know trying to figure out what happened we just , we haven't come up with anything" said Cole's father, Johnnie Jackson.

Jackson's family as far away as Alaska also released balloons in his honor today.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting