Family of missing man speaks with News 4 about their pain

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Updated: 4/18/2012 6:28 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & Ken Carnes breaks down as he talks about his father Pat, who disappeared in April of last year.

“I wish there some would some closure to this because it's weighing on us. All of us. It hurts,” says Carnes.

Pat was supposedly traveling westbound on interstate 80 on his way back to Reno, in his dark green Subaru station wagon. His car was found abandoned on the off-ramp of interstate 80 at the pumpernickel valley off-ramp, near Winnemucca. And here's a strange and scary coincidence. It's the exact same location where Judith Casida's car was found when she went missing in 2006. She is still missing to this day.

Ken and Tom and the entire Carnes family have spent countless hours searching the area for their father.

“I went anywhere from one mile to ten miles on these dirt roads out in the middle of nowhere. It's lonely out there, it's a little scary,” says Carnes.

And the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office has put in 6-700 man hours, conducting ground and air searches. And they're not giving up.

“The Patrick Carnes case, as it was from day one, continues to be an open case. It's worked on on almost a daily basis,” says Undersheriff Curtiss Kull.

News 4 asked Kull if he thinks there is a serial killer on the loose in that area.

“It's something you can't disregard. I've been doing this for 30 years and in our business, there aren't a lot of coincidences. Could it be, absolutely. The similarities between these two cases are striking,” says Kull.

The Carnes brothers just hope this case stays alive.

“Somebody might go, I remember that. It has been a year but you never know. Stranger things can happen,” says Carnes.

Because even the smallest tip, could make a big difference for this family.

“Viewers, please don't let this die,” says Carnes.
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