Piedmont families speaking out in hopes of finding their missing loved ones

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- The families of three missing Piedmont residents are speaking to FOX8 in the hope of keeping their loved ones’ stories alive.

Today in Kernersville, the father of Martin Roberts, and the mother of Tyarra Williams, met for the first time.

“My heart bleeds for you,” said John Roberts, Martin’s father, to Danielle Williams, Tyarra’s mother. “Mine as well. Thank you so much. It’s been a long, long process,” responded Danielle, with John continuing to say, “It’s a fight. It’s a fight.”

Tyarra was last seen on Jan. 7 near Stoneybrook Apartments in Greensboro.

“I just want her to know that we’re still out there looking for her. We’re going to do our best to get her home,” Danielle said.

Danielle told FOX8 that the Greensboro Police Department has put a new detective on her daughter’s case in the hope of getting it a fresh look.

“I do feel like she’s still out there, I feel like she wants to get home, desperately,” Danielle said.

John and Danielle talked about each of their children’s case, with John detailing the disappearance of Martin, who was last seen on April 21, in Boone. Martin’s roommates entered his room the following day and found his cell phone, but not him.

John and some family members spent every day in Boone, helping the police department track down leads, before returning home to Kernersville on Monday.

“His room is there with all his things in it and it’s just a constant reminder,” he said.

Danielle offered some supportive words to John, saying, “All I can tell you is to stay strong and keep fighting.”

Both of their children were 19 years old, with Danielle saying Tyarra’s birthday is next month.

The day before Martin was last seen, the vehicle of 63-year-old Clemmons woman Gayle Fleming was found in a parking lot at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, three days after she was first reported missing from her Clemmons home.

“I would love for her to just to come walking up right now,” said Joshua Fleming, Gayle’s stepson.

Gayle’s disappearance prompted multiple searches of the park, all which turned up nothing.

“A lot of hopes of finding some kind of answer,” Joshua said. “Just even a little, little piece.”

All three families say even though there have not been any signs of their loved ones since they disappeared; they’re not giving up hope.

“I need these answers along with the whole rest of the family,” Joshua said.

“We’re all they got,” Danielle said to John, who replied, “Exactly. Exactly. And we want them back.”

For more information on Tyarra’s disappearance, click here.

For more information on Gayle’s disappearance, click here.

For more information on Martin’s disappearance, click here.

There are other Piedmont residents which are also missing. For lists of missing persons, visit ncdps.gov and missingkids.org.

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