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Excerpt from Girl Not Forgotten
The days turned into weeks. Summer came and went, but no Holly. Jake Buford always set a dinner plate for his beloved daughter each night. During family cookouts, an extra hamburger and hot-dog were grilled just in case Holly came home.
School started up, but not for Holly, whose fourteenth birthday had just passed. One day as he left a fast food restaurant, Derek recalled noticing Dennis Buford walking home with a friend.
To Derek’s surprise, the boy remembered him. After small talk, Dennis told the officer they were all sad that Holly missed her birthday. He said the family bought her many gifts and Gladys baked her favorite cake, German chocolate with coconut and walnut frosting. Dennis believed his sister to be dead. Derek recalled how that statement broke his heart. He vowed to not stop looking for her.
Derek said Dennis echoed the promise before rejoining his friends. Weeks turned into months, and Holly’s photo was added to the long list of missing children and persons on the backs of cereal boxes and milk cartons.
After the one-year anniversary of Holly’s disappearance, Don received a surprise telephone call from California. He and Derek flew there immediately. Don recalled being skeptical of the caller’s sincerity, since all the other dozens of leads led nowhere. This also ended at a brick-wall. The partners returned home, with Holly’s nowfaded photograph hanging on Derek’s chalkboard.