Search continues in Pauls Valley for missing 17-year-old girl
A search party with nearly 50 volunteers came together in Pauls Valley and joined forces to look for missing 17-year-old Faith Lindsey.
The search was behind a plot of land stretching nearly 100 acres behind the Chapel Ridge Apartments.
"It makes my heart feel good to see people come out and help us out," said Jesse Lindsey, Faith’s grandfather.
Faith’s grandfather Jesse Lindsey said hasn’t been seen or heard from since October 29.
He said Faith was a 4.0 student who was shy but had a passion for helping people.
They last spoke two days before her disappearance.
"Now it went to a body search, kind of a different mood,” said Jesse.
The volunteers included Brian Smith with the Oklahoma City Metro Search and Rescue, who came down from Oklahoma City.
"Every pair of eyes and every pair of boots are essential,” Smith said. "It's really important simply because law enforcement doesn't have the manpower or resources to commit 30, 40 or 50 people out here to look at every inch of ground with so much other stuff on their plate."
Shelby Ross, the event organizer and member of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, said see has seen as few as five people show up to a search party.
"It's actually a really good turn out. I was really surprised to see how many people were here, and that really shows how many people care about her," said Ross.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation said Faith could be in Seminole, Garvin or Pontotoc County.
"Everybody that's not able to be here, please pray for the family and pray for those that are searching and that she is found,” said Ross.
Ross said other possible locations include Stratford and Seminole. They plan to continue searching.