JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Navy Chief Kevin Williams will officially be Absent Without Leave, or AWOL, from the United States Navy at 12 a.m. Saturday.
He disappeared 30 days ago and hasn't been seen since.
But his family said he wouldn't have just walked away and left them, and tonight, they're demanding answers.
"Very broken, just broken, very broken," said Chief Kevin Williams' wife Vanessa.
Broken, but not beaten.
Vanessa Williams said she hasn't given up on her husband, Navy Chief Kevin Williams, who disappeared 30 days ago.
"I don't understand why they look at him and think he deserted the Navy," she said.
Police say they do not suspect foul play in his disappearance.
But no one has seen or heard from him since he and Vanessa got in a fight at the Avenues Mall in late May.
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At a vigil Friday night, a dozen friends gathered to try and drum up support for the effort to find him.
"It's very frustrating that the community is not coming out to help this family. Chief Williams has served his country for 15 years in Jacksonville," said Karen Rice, a friend of the Williams'.
Rice said her husband worked with Williams, and he deserves more than a handful of friends gathered in an empty parking lot.
"Jacksonville should be out here, the entire Navy should be out here, and this is the turnout. It's very sad for this family, and it's very sad for Chief Williams," she said.
At 12 a.m. Saturday, Williams will officially be considered AWOL, a deserter to the United States Navy.
But Rice doesn't buy it. She thinks something or someone is keeping him away.
"He could not have disappeared, in his uniform, in broad daylight," said Rice.
So until they have answers, Vanessa said she'll keep the light on for her husband, and hope he comes home.
"My husband is a proud sailor, with no blemish on his record," she said.
A spokesperson for the Navy says this is an ongoing investigation, and they are still working with JSO to find out what happened to Chief Williams.
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