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WILLIAMSTON,MI (WLNS) - Reconnecting with family can be an emotional experience, especially after many years pass.

And for one mid-Michigan mother she'll soon have the chance for a long overdue reunion with her daughter thanks to Michigan State Police.

6 News Evan Pinsonnault shares this heartwarming story in tonight's Tell Me Something Good.

For Kay Marrison of Williamston it's a blessing to finally feel this way. Her 47-year-old daughter Ruth Grice was believed missing and at one time presumed dead by the family, after an unfortunate series of events that still leaves more questions than answers.

“She said mom I love you, but I’ll never see you again. She went to a bus station and just bought a ticket and that's the last time I heard from her,” said Kay Marrison, mother of Ruth Grice.

Kay says her daughter is both mentally and physically challenged and at times would be confused about what she was doing and where she was going.

"We feared the worst. We had no idea MSP could help,” said Marrison.

"They actually for the last four years tried to find her themselves without realizing it was a police matter,” said Detective McPhee, Michigan State Police.

Detective Kyle McPhee with Michigan State police says it took a few weeks of coordination and investigation with Nebraska authorities, but they finally found Ruth at an adult home for those in need. 

And because her treatment doesn't allow for travel, they wanted to make sure Kay had the opportunity for a proper reunion with her daughter.

"We wanted to help Miss Marrison get out to Nebraska to reunite with her daughter so we took up a collection at the Lansing Post to present to her what we raised,” said Detective McPhee, Michigan State Police.

The cost is nearly $600, but a second chance that’s truly priceless.

"They called me and told me they found her. To be a mother and to not know where your child is or if they're alive no matter how old, it's horrible (until they find her), Until they find her!" said Marrison.

McPhee: "If you've lost all contact with somebody, come and see us, we can try to help you out, and see if there's more to the story,” said Detective McPhee, Michigan State Police.

A story that for Kay Marrison finally has a happy ending. Kay Marrison says she's planning her trip to Nebraska to reunite with her daughter, Ruth Grice, next month.
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