GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Another search and rescue group has officially joined the search for missing veteran Enoch "Dickey" Dixon who was last seen just after 5 p.m. on February 14th.
Community United Effort, known as CUE is a non-profit organization based out of North Carolina. The group has provided teams to help search for more than 9,000 people nationwide. and after their arrival Monday night Dixon's family says they have renewed hope.
Dickey has been missing for more than 11 days now and each day grows longer for his family and friends praying to find the 83-year-old.
"I won't give up until he's home, and that's the way I feel about it," Raymond said.
Judy Raymond has organized numerous private searches for her friend Dickey -- an army veteran she strongly believes is still alive.
"He's a veteran. He's a survivor. He's been taught how to survive, and that's what I'm going on, he's a survivor and I know he's out there," Raymond said.
"Our organization stays with the family from the start to the finish," Carney said.
Monday evening CUE Centers for Missing Persons officially joined the search along with Bowie County Sheriff Search and Rescue. They plan to expand the search, sending out both trailing and cadaver dogs. National Research Manager Nicole Carney says more teams will join them Tuesday.
"Our resources are everything from K-9 in multiple sectors which does include HRD which is, you know, human remains detection. Of course we hope for the best case scenario and a positive outcome," Carney said.
Raymond says the presence of CUE and the other search teams, including the Grayson County Sheirff's Office, is encouraging.
"We're really hopeful at this point that they can find him," Raymond said.
If you would like to aid the search volunteers you can donate food and drinks. If you would like to help contact Kelly Shea at 214-536-3896.