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Search for missing woman continues in Aberdeen

Reported by: Wayne Hereford
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Updated: 8/30/2013 11:02 am
ABERDEEN,Miss (WTVA) - "Time is running out for her, I don't know if she's still living or how long she has," said Lillie Pearl Ewing, mother of Teresa Ewing.

Teresa Ewing, 26, of Aberdeen, is the focus of a multi-law enforcement search because she has been missing since around Sunday.

Her mother is concerned that as hours turn into days, the possibilities of her daughter being found alive grow get more difficult.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle instructed local volunteers before they entered a thick of woods near Highway 45.

Chief Randle says he is acting on cellphone signals that he received from various locations near Aberdeen of both the missing woman and another person.

"We got another location that was tracked by cellphone.  So, we are actually going to that point of view and start right there and keep the search going until we can come up with something," said Randle.

Lillie Ewing says her daughter, Teresa, went missing Sunday night after she did not return home from a trip with her boyfriend.

A person of interest was being held in the Monroe County Detention Center but no charges were filed according to Chief Randle.

So the search continues with local volunteers and relatives who simply cannot believe this is happening.

"This is not normal, this is not supposed to be like this ,man," said Percy Gillespie, a volunteer searcher.

"That's my sister, my other half, my world.  She's blood, and the next closest thing in my family is my sister. So she has three children and they need their mother.  And we need her too," said Irene Ewing, who also brought water to the volunteers.
Chief Randle says the search will go on until Teresa Ewing is found.
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