Friends, Family Mark 1 Year Since City Man Last Seen

Friends and family of Kevin Hornburg are pictured Tuesday night outside his Prendergast Avenue home in Jamestown. The city man has been missing for a year.  P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Susan Baldwin was used to hosting her brother at her South Dayton home on Thanksgiving. He had a way of taking home a slice of every pie served for dessert, she said. 

That tradition was broken after Kevin Hornburg went missing from his Prendergast Avenue home in Jamestown last November. His disappearance sparked numerous searches in and around the city over the last year. 

Thursday marks the second Thanksgiving in which Hornburg will not be present at his sister’s home for a meal. 

“I have a lot of good memories of Kevin,” Baldwin said Tuesday during a small gathering of friends and family outside Hornburg’s residence on Prendergast. “He was always good to everyone. … If you invited him to come, he’d make his way over to a Thanksgiving dinner 20 miles away without a ride. We miss him for Thanksgiving.” 

This past Monday marked one year Hornburg was last seen. Police believe he may have been the victim of a crime, though few details regarding his disappearance have come to light in the last 12 months. 

On Tuesday, Merry Williams with WNY Missing & Unidentified Persons again organized a candlelight vigil for Hornburg.

“Since I haven’t yet had the opportunity to know Kevin myself, I’ve had the pleasure of learning who Kevin was through those that love him most — his family,” Williams said during Tuesday’s gathering. “I’d like to briefly extend that opportunity to the rest of our community. Mostly, I’ve come to learn that he is a loving brother, father, uncle and cousin.”

See Thursday’s edition for complete coverage.


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