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Parents Still Want Answers On Anniversary Of Son Going Missing 11-22-2010

The disappearance of former University of Missouri-Kansas City student Jesse Ross grows colder with every year that goes by without answers, and Ross' parents are now marking the fourth anniversary of his disappearance.
Ross went missing from a Chicago hotel four years ago on Sunday and his parents have set up a missing persons website and have made countless fliers, e-mails and phone calls in hopes of solving the mystery around their youngest son.
Ross was attending a model United Nations conference with 1,000 students in Chicago and was expected to return home to Belton after his trip. But the last evidence anyone has of Ross is surveillance video of him at his Chicago hotel.
"There were 1,000 kids up there. Nine hundred ninety-nine came back, something happened that prevented Jesse from coming back," Donald Ross', Jesse's father, said.
Police searched the Chicago River behind the hotel and the Lake Michigan shore, but every search turned up empty. Since Jesse's disappearance, his parents, Ronald and Donna Ross, retired from their jobs and have taken on a new task. They're determined to keep the case open, despite the time that's gone by and the lack of answers.
"You can't let them go invisible. We have to keep his name and his story out there," Donna said.
Donald and Donna said they can't say whether they believe Jesse is alive, but they do hold out hope someone, somewhere, knows something.
"We have no objective at all except that Jesse is sitting right here with us. And if we don't achieve that, we don't achieve anything," Donald said.
Chicago police said they haven't any any new leads or information in the case. There is a $10,000 reward for someone with information leading to an arrest.
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