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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Parents hope documentary will help bring missing son home

  • The final touches are being put on a documentary about a missing Colorado man who was last seen at the downtown Amtrak station in the summer of 2012. Robin Putnam was 25 years old when he disappeared.
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  • SALT LAKE CITY — The final touches are being put on a documentary about a missing Colorado man who was last seen at the downtown Amtrak station in the summer of 2012. Robin Putnam was 25 years old when he disappeared, and his parents hope this project will bring in new clues to help find him.The documentary is part of a new series on the Investigation Discovery network, a cable channel dedicated to crimes, forensic investigations and people who are missing. Robin Putnam's story will air on a new series called "Last Seen Alive.""When (Investigation Discovery) contacted us last summer, we were thrilled to hear from them," Cindy Putnam said.Over the past two years, she and her husband, Doug Putnam, have traveled from Telluride, Colorado, to Salt Lake City several times to look for their son. He was last seen here getting off an Amtrak train."We're not doing well at all," Cindy Putnam said Wednesday. "I wish I could tell you we are. We're just in total survival mode, and get through each day."A private investigator tracked Robin Putnam to New York City, where the Investigation Discovery team met with his parents to follow them on their search."We just need to see him and know he is alive," Cindy Putnam said."To tell you the truth, I'd rather be dying of cancer than not know where my son is," Doug Putnam said.His parents say Robin Putnam enjoys painting, drawing and sketching. According to leads from the private investigator, he was also part of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City during the fall of 2011.The Putnams followed the investigator's leads, but Robin Putnam still hasn't been found."We've had so many tips, especially early on, from Salt Lake; and that was a case from many young guys who live in Salt Lake City who look like Robin," Cindy Putnam said.The "Last Seen Alive" program about Robin Putnam will air Sunday night on the Investigation Discovery network.
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