SAVANNAH, GA - The 19-year old Armstrong Atlantic college student has been missing for almost three weeks now.
Bryce Tarter was last seen on January 31 leaving the school parking lot, possibly in his white Nissan pickup truck.
There's been no sign of Bryce , or his truck, and his family is determined to find him.
"We haven't really found anything significant," said Bryce's father Blake Tarter.
Eager to help, a group of volunteers gathered at the L. Scott Stell Park on Saturday morning ready to search for Bryce Tarter.
Some traveled by foot. "We are ground support," said volunteer Shannon Liles. "We are going to back up horse teams, and do what we can to get some closure."
Others searched by horse. "We all have sons," said volunteer Judy Clark. "We all have grandsons."
"I am hoping, we will find this young man alive for his family," said volunteer Roy Banks.
Bryce's older brother, Stephon Tookes, was overwhelmed by all the support. "I am the closest person to Bryce. I have shared a room with him for 15 years, on and off, that is my little brother, that is my best friend," said an emotional Tookes.
Despite the time that has passed, the family is still keeping hope that the volunteers may find him alive.
"We want answers, but we hold out hope that Bryce is safe," said Bryce's father.
Vicki Smith is also the mother of a missing child. Her son Joshua vanished nearly 10 years ago. While his car was located, her son was never found, yet she's not giving up hope and believes Bryce's family shouldn't either.
"What we are trying to do is find any type of evidence that could show Bryce was here, and we can still find him," said Smith.
The search is difficult for the family. "It's tough for everybody, my friends, my mom. I mean everybody loves Bryce. He is kinda the glue that held our family together," said Tookes.
They are determined to stick together, hoping to find Bryce.
Another group also traveled to Statesboro to where Bryce was seen at a party near the Georgia Southern Campus the night before he disappeared.
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