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MI ERIC LEE FRANKS: Missing from Saginaw, MI - 21 March 2011 - Age 38

Discussion in 'Missing 2010 to 2014' started by Imamazed, May 28, 2015.

  1. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    CUE Center for Missing Persons


    Details of Disappearance:
    Eric went to Saginaw MI to reconnect with a former girlfriend and meet his 15 year old daughter that said girlfriend had not told him about. He was there about five months when he and his car disappeared. Police told the family that former girlfriend had Eric’s cell phone and used it after Eric had disappeared. Hotel owner where Eric lived says former girlfriend removed Eric’s belongings from room and Eric was not present. His car remains unsolved in regards to his disappearance.
    Investigative Agency:
    Michigan State Police
    Telephone: 989-495-5555

    Eric's facebook page

    Last edited: May 28, 2015
  2. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

  3. ~Lyric~

    ~Lyric~ Bronze Member

    This doesn't sound good at all.
  4. Boots

    Boots Well-Known Member

    No, it doesn't sound good at all. I am just hoping his mother can get some answers.
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  5. Sabra

    Sabra Well-Known Member

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    Sabra Well-Known Member

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  7. emccoy040815

    emccoy040815 BETHEVOICE

    My prayers are with this family. 4 years is to long to go without knowing. Someone has to know more.
  8. Boots

    Boots Well-Known Member

    It sure would be nice if Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary of Cold Justice would look into Eric's disappearance. If anyone can get the girlfriend to crack it would be these two and their team.
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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I think I saw his mother on a missing in Michigan video. She looked like such a nice lady! I want so much for him to be found so she doesn't worry about him anymore.

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  10. Sabra

    Sabra Well-Known Member

    Yes. She was in that MIM video. And, yes, a very special lady.
    It has been four long years of torment for her. She will not stop searching.
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  11. Sabra

    Sabra Well-Known Member

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  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This is an awesome video for information in this case! Someone used Eric's phone after he went missing to contact salvage yards and Eric's car is still missing!!! That really struck me, along with a lot of other evidence that the FAMILY has gathered.

    What is needed:

    - Find Eric's car

    - Keep him in social media because the people who last saw him moved to another state. They need to tell the truth! Run? Sure. Hide? No!

    - PRAY for someone in law enforcement to take this case and embrace this family as their own. They don't have an advocate in law enforcement and they sorely need one
  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Here's a poster with his car:

  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    The mother of Franks' child was married to another man. There was tension between the three, and one day in late 2010, the man we spoke with says he heard a threat when the husband[​IMG] of the woman confronted Franks.

    "Drove screaming up the motel's driveway, and skidded to a stop, jumped out and started threatening Eric, and ended up telling Eric that he is going to put a bullet in his head if he didn't stop messing around with his wife," the man said.

    (from Sabra's link)
  16. Sabra

    Sabra Well-Known Member

    So true, Kimster.
    There are many friends and family keeping Eric's name and story in sm. Posting, sharing and then some. Eric's mom is not giving up. She will fight until she gets answers.

    And, yes, they really need someone in le to do their job and investigate. Find the truth. Find Eric.
  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I really want to know what kind of follow up has been done at the salvage yards in the area. What do the employees/owners remember?
  18. Boots

    Boots Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the cops were heating up the investigation and they up and move to Florida. They can run, but they can't hide.
  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    That's exactly how I looked at it, Boots! No, we are not going to forget Eric!!
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  20. Sabra

    Sabra Well-Known Member

    Eric's mom:

    My son, Eric Lee, has been missing from Saginaw, Michigan since March 21, 2011. He was last seen by Kendra Firmingham Carnes according to her statement to the police and to our family, but her accounts of the last time she was with Eric vary drastically. She is the mother of Eric's daughter. Eric went to Saginaw to meet his daughter, Emily, whom he had just recently learned even existed. He was there for about 5 months getting to know his daughter and sending pictures of her to me. Eric is adopted and he was so happy to have a biological child. There was no paternity test done, but she indeed looks so much like him. Her parents both told the police that Eric was her dad.

    The man who raised Eric's child as his own and the man who denied to our family that he ever saw Eric in Saginaw during the 5 months Eric was staying there in a motel, was seen and heard threatening to shoot Eric , according to an eye witness who went to the MI State Police with what he knew. He ID'd the man who made the threat and walked the police through what he witnessed at the motel where it happened.

    Eric is missed and loved by his family and friends. If you know anything about what happened to Eric in Saginaw, please call Det Hillary House with the MI State Police. (989) 495-5559. Det House is now in charge of Eric's case and our family and friends are so hopeful for truth and justice to prevail !!

    Eric's life matters ! The lives of all missing person's matter ! Thanks for keeping the face of my Eric and the faces of all of our missing in the public eye! We will never give up or let our loved ones be forgotten !!

    Boots, GarAndMo49, Advocate and 2 others like this.

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