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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

January 13 marks 46 years since the disappearance of Elizabeth Ann Gill.

Gill was just two years old when she disappeared from her front yard at 324 South Lorimier in Cape Girardeau. It happened back in 1965.

"Forty-six years," said her sister, Jeannie Hinck. "We won't stop searching."

A fellow sister, Martha Hamilton agrees. They believe she may be alive, and unaware of who she really is.

"We have to do everything to make it possible for her to find her way back," said Hinck.

The family puts Beth's picture up on Facebook and other internet sites. They reach out to media in an effort to let her know they are still searching.

Times were different then, and in the 60s the sisters believe children disappeared for different reasons than today. One of many possibilities: they believe someone might have been looking for a young child to raise as their own. As the years passed, they say their hope actually grew.

"We have a very good lead," said Hamilton.

Through their persistence they were able to track down a person in the northeastern part of the United States related to individuals police considered persons of interest in the case. These individuals were in Cape Girardeau when Beth vanished all those years ago.

"It's amazing to us that we were able to locate someone who could not be found for years," said Hamilton. "I realize we have the tools available now that we didn't have then. This person was found by a good friend doing internet searches. "

While nothing concrete has surfaced through interviews at this time, the sisters believe there's a path that will eventually lead them back to Beth.

Meanwhile, Hamilton's work with missing person's families earned her a spot on Team Hope with the National Center for Missing Children.

"I believe if I can help one person it not only helps them but is very fulfilling for us," said Hamilton.

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