A Florida missing person case involving an ex-deputy that’s drawn speculation nationwide marked its 18th anniversary Wednesday. But despite the time passed and a recent legal defeat, there’s still hope, an expert said.

“There’s always hope. I’ve witnessed it myself in 28-year cases. Something gets found that was missed. Somebody comes forward with a conscience,” said Monica Caison, founder of Community United Effort-CUE Center for Missing Persons.

“There are so many different ways, even all these years later, that information can still come forward.”

Terrance Williams was 27 when he disappeared on Jan. 12, 2004, after witnesses saw him placed in former Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Calkins’ patrol car. Williams was the second man to vanish after an encounter with Calkins in North Naples.

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