Brownwood police had no comment Friday on Facebook posts and comments from Michele Reiter's friends that Lanny Bush the Brownwood man arrested Thursday in Tom Green County is the missing woman's ex-boyfriend or ex-fiance.

The Texas Rangers arrested Bush, 53, on a charge of online impersonation, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported. Bush remained in the Tom Green County Jail Friday on that charge and on a parole violation charge, jail records state.

There was no comment from local authorities on whether Bush's arrest is related to Reiter's disappearance, or on the circumstances leading to his arrest.

Reiter's friends haven't lost hope that the 38-year-old Home Depot employee will come home safe but they also fear that might not happen, one of those friends, Yolanda Nino, said.

Nino said she fears Reiter might not be alive. "That's what me and my friends talk about all the time," Nino said.

Nino said she believes Reiter and Bush had been together for about three years and had lived at Lake Brownwood. She said they broke up about a month ago.

"They had their ups and down," Nino said.

Nino described Reiter as outgoing and "a very good person" who will "do anything for anyone.

"She's my close friend. It's really hard," Nino said. "I'm actually pretty crushed about it. I'm hoping she will come home safe."

Reiter was last seen at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, according to friends and Facebook posts. She told her roommate she was going out for a while, and when she didn't come home that night, the roommate contacted Home Depot the next morning to see if she had come to work. Reiter hadn't, and her car was found two days later.

According to a flyer handed out at a candlelight vigil on Friday, Reiter was wearing a black-and-white top and jeans when she was last seen. She is 5-foot-5 and has a slim or slender build with brown shoulder-length hair.

A Facebook page called Help Find Michele Reiter has attracted numerous posts, and many of those postings have indicated they are passing out flyers about Reiter's disappearance.

Brownwood police "are working diligently and doing the best we can" in their investigation into Reiter's disappearance, Assistant Police Chief James Fuller said Friday.

"We're working hard."

Sheriff Bobby Grubbs said earlier the sheriff's office is assisting in the investigation but has declined further comment.

A Department of Public Safety helicopter from Lubbock conducted an aerial search of the local area Wednesday.

Brownwood police had no comment Friday on Facebook posts and comments from Michele Reiter's friends that Lanny Bush the Brownwood man arrested Thursday in Tom Green County is the missing woman's ex-boyfriend or ex-fiance.

The Texas Rangers arrested Bush, 53, on a charge of online impersonation, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported. Bush remained in the Tom Green County Jail Friday on that charge and on a parole violation charge, jail records state.

There was no comment from local authorities on whether Bush's arrest is related to Reiter's disappearance, or on the circumstances leading to his arrest.

Reiter's friends haven't lost hope that the 38-year-old Home Depot employee will come home safe but they also fear that might not happen, one of those friends, Yolanda Nino, said.

Nino said she fears Reiter might not be alive. "That's what me and my friends talk about all the time," Nino said.

Nino said she believes Reiter and Bush had been together for about three years and had lived at Lake Brownwood. She said they broke up about a month ago.

"They had their ups and down," Nino said.

Nino described Reiter as outgoing and "a very good person" who will "do anything for anyone.

"She's my close friend. It's really hard," Nino said. "I'm actually pretty crushed about it. I'm hoping she will come home safe."

Reiter was last seen at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, according to friends and Facebook posts. She told her roommate she was going out for a while, and when she didn't come home that night, the roommate contacted Home Depot the next morning to see if she had come to work. Reiter hadn't, and her car was found two days later.

According to a flyer handed out at a candlelight vigil on Friday, Reiter was wearing a black-and-white top and jeans when she was last seen. She is 5-foot-5 and has a slim or slender build with brown shoulder-length hair.

A Facebook page called Help Find Michele Reiter has attracted numerous posts, and many of those postings have indicated they are passing out flyers about Reiter's disappearance.

Brownwood police "are working diligently and doing the best we can" in their investigation into Reiter's disappearance, Assistant Police Chief James Fuller said Friday.

"We're working hard."

Sheriff Bobby Grubbs said earlier the sheriff's office is assisting in the investigation but has declined further comment.

A Department of Public Safety helicopter from Lubbock conducted an aerial search of the local area Wednesday.

"It's very difficult to remain positive and hopeful, even though that's what we want," Heather Myers of Brownwood, one of Reiter's friends, said.