Prayer vigil held for missing Burke Couty man

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Family, friends and the community coming together for a prayer vigil for 30-year-old Carlton Edmonson.

"I'm hurt, I'm lost. It's not right, he didn't deserve this," said Adriana Tucker, Edmonson's cousin. 

Edmonson has been missing since January 19th. Authorities believe he was kidnapped, beaten and taken to Johnson City, Tenneesee.

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Several arrests have been made, but many are asking police to do more.

The family holding onto hope Carlton is still alive. His father grateful for the support-- but is ready for a solution.

"I'm glad the community came and showed love for my son, but we still want justice. He's loved and missed like my sister said. He needs to be here," said his father, Rob Pearson.