Community, Area Agencies Continue to Help in Search for Missing Couple

by: Scott McCaulley

As the search for John and Amy Villines enters its 10th Day, many organizations and individuals continue to step up and assist in the search.

Justice of the Peace Glenn Redding says on his Facebook Page, “Around 200 volunteers showed up Sunday morning. Several different places were marked for follow up investigation. I want to thank each and every volunteer. They searched 13 miles today of the creek. We had several dog teams. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery provided Benny Magness and Lt. Lucy with the Baxter County helicopter, Harrison Fire Department provided divers, rural fire departments provided volunteer firefighters, Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore provided personnel along with Harrison Police Department. Boone County Judge provided equipment and personnel. Boone County Search and Rescue coordinated the search and are still working on it now.”

The search will continue starting at 8:00 this morning. Redding says that anyone that can volunteer some time to the search today would be welcomed. Anyone interested in helping is asked to check in at the Office of Emergency Management on East Prospect just east of the 62-65-412 Bypass so they can be assigned to a team in this coordinated search.

John and Amy Villines have been missing since their SUV was washed off a Low Water Crossing on Highland Street in Harrison during Flash Flooding on November 30.