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A heartbreaking anniversary

Not a day goes by that Darcy Martin does not think about her granddaughter.

Little things will remind her of happier times and bring a smile to her face, but lurking in the back of her mind is the darkness of knowing she will never see her granddaughter again.

It was on May 29, 2017 that Traci Genereaux was last seen.

Police launched a missing person's investigation, but there was no sign of the feisty teen until her remains were found at a farm on Salmon River Road in October that same year after a massive police search of the rural property.

No one has been charged with her death that police have called suspicious since her remains were found.

Her family is dealing with her loss as best they can.

“I post pictures on my Facebook page and it chokes me up a little bit when I look at them,” said Martin.

It is often the little things that brings Traci's memories to life. A tree she used to climb on, things she liked to do all remind Martin and the rest of the family of the loss they have suffered.

“It doesn't leave us, it never really does,” said Martin, adding the family remains hopeful there will be a breakthrough in the case.

“Nobody has been charged yet. There are a lot of people waiting for that.”

The teen lived a high-risk lifestyle and was known by many on the street, but there was so much more to the bright-eyed youth.

Martin tells stories of an energetic child who would do anything for anyone. A young girl who cared for others and would put their needs ahead of her own. She loved animals, she would sing Youtube songs with her grandma, she shared a special bond with her 'Pappa Donny,' and she cared for many people in her life.

“I would love more people to know her that way," said Martin. "She would give the shirt off her back to someone in need. She couldn't believe people would steal from her because all they had to do was ask, and she would give it to them.”

Martin is encouraging anyone with any information on her granddaughter, no matter how trivial it may seem, to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

Traci's remains were found on a farm belonging to the parents of Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, who is currently in jail facing numerous charges of violent acts against women.

No connection between Sagmoen and the death of Traci has been made and Sagmoen is not facing any charges in relation to her death.



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