Parents mark 6 year anniversary of son's disappearance

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SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Six years after Justin Gaines disappeared, his parents still dote over his many photos. There is not a day that his mother, Erika Wilson, doesn't take a moment to hold a picture of him.

"He would be 24 right now. I wonder what degree he would have graduated with and if he'd have a wife and kids," Wilson said.

Gaines was 18 when he disappeared in the early morning hours of November 2, 2007.

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He was last seen at the popular Duluth nightclub Wild Bill's. Surveillance video shows him leaving the club at around 2 a.m.

From there, the trail goes cold -- and has stayed cold.

Steven Wilson married Erika when Justin was just 4 and raised him. 

"People don't drop off the face of the earth in the middle of Gwinnett County. Somebody knows or saw something," he said.

Convinced of that, his parents have coordinated searches, passed out flyers and still work with a private detective to try to figure out where their son is.

"We still hope he is alive, but if he isn't we still would like closure. We just want answers," Erika Wilson said.

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