Friends of Michele Reiter, The Home Depot employee who has been missing for two weeks, are organizing volunteer searches throughout the area, and they will begin formally Sunday morning.
Erocia Poindexter issued a call for volunteers to gather at 9 a.m. today at Coggin Park in Brownwood, where areas will be determined and a list of guidelines will be provided.
After a break, a second search will get under way at 2 p.m. Sunday.
“We are planning on having as big a search as we can on Sunday,” Poindexter added.
Local law enforcement officials said they are continuing their investigation, and a Department of Public Safety helicopter from Lubbock conducted an aerial search of this area on Wednesday.
“Although you may go do this on your own with no problem or interference, we do have a sheet of ‘Searching Guidelines’ that are used nationwide that we can send you,” Poindexter posted. “We are being careful to make sure everyone involved has these guidelines and police are notified.”
The search area will spill over into counties surrounding Brown.
Volunteers are urged to search with a buddy if they are not part of the organized search party, to notify law enforcement officers and to not touch a thing if they find something suspicious.
Reiter was last seen at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 when she told her roommate she was going out for a while, according to friends. Her car was found two days later.
Small posters concerning Reiter’s disappearance are being distributed.