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GLENVILLE, N.Y. -- New York State Police resumed their search on Wednesday for Craig Frear. The Scotia teen disappeared in 2004.

"Every second, of every moment, of every day, it's on your mind," said Veronica Frear, Craig's mother.

It's been nearly ten years since Veronica last saw her son. He disappeared on June 27, 2004 at the age of 17.

"What gets me through the day every day is the hope that I will see my son. Hope that something has gone array and that for some whether it's a miraculous event or whatever it is, hope that I will get to see my son someday," said Veronica.

Every spring, troopers actively search for answers to Veronica's prayers. On Wednesday, they were out with dogs to sniff through brush along the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks in Glenville.

"After last spring's search behind Price Chopper where Craig worked, someone called in about this area in general," said Gloria Coppola, the special crimes investigator for Troop G.

"It is very ideal. We actually like the wet weather. It helps with odor that comes out of the ground. And the main thing is the smell, the dogs have a better time seeing where they are going," said Darin Jones, a K9 Trooper.

According to troopers, they are searching for what they expect to be Craig's remains as the years go on. They said it can be harder to re-track Craig's last steps, but time can also help bring new information forward.

"Sometimes people who have information come forward because they are less reluctant to hold back as they mature," said Coppola.

"You see it out there, things happen, maybe Craig can be one of those stories," said Veronica.

For now, his mother continues to remember Craig and the things she loved about him.

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