Richard Berrelez is the grandfather of Alie Berrelez, who was kidnapped in 1993 when she was just 5 years old.
Although Alie didn't make it back home he wants everyone to keep the faith for Jessica Ridgeway.
In May 1993, Alie was sitting outside of her Englewood home with her younger brother. The neighbor watching them ran inside briefly and when she came out, Alie was gone.
After four days Arvada Police brought out "Yogi" their bloodhound dog.
Yogi found Alie's body hours later in a duffle bag near Deer Creek 14 miles away from her home.
"It's hard to wait minute by minute not knowing what's going on [and] not knowing where the child is," Berrelez said.
Berrelez says his family went into a state of shock.
"It's hard to accept what's really going on and what's happening to your family and to your child that's missing," Berrelez said. "There's a period where you just don't know how to respond or how to react."
"It's really, really hard and it's something you don't desire anyone to have to go through," Berrelez said.
Richard wants to remind people that no matter what, everyone needs to keep the faith that Jessica will be found alive.
"Don't give up hope," Berrelez said. "Miracles do happen in this world. I hope God has a miracle for this little girl, Jessica, and that she is found."
Berrelez created the Alie Foundation in memory of his granddaughter.
It helps the families of missing children and provides bloodhounds to law enforcement to help find abducted or missing children.
For more information on the Alie Foundation go to http://www.alie.org/
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