Daughters worried for missing mom

By Dal Cannady - bio | email

GUM BRANCH, GA (WTOC) - A team of soldiers and professional searchers wrapped up their final acre in the search for Lori Arrowood. The county's emergency crews scaled back their massive search Tuesday afternoon.

"We've looked across all the areas the sheriff's department requested. We've literally walked every square inch," explained Mike Hodges, Liberty County's EMA director.

At Lori's home, her older daughter Brianna was thankful for all the work. She arrived home late Monday night from college to assist in the search.

"I didn't believe it when I first heard it. I didn't think anything when my sister first said mom was missing," she said Tuesday.

She's also listening to investigators as they look for any clue to what happened.

"There's just a million things in my head and I don't know and it kills me not to know," she added.

She's waiting for her mom's husband Nate to return from deployment in Iraq. In the meantine, soldiers from his unit have stepped in along with members of their Family Readiness Group over the past two days as they combed 100 acres near the home and distributed flyers to anyone they could.

"I think I heard somebody say that his arms were at reach because of all the soldiers out there. They worked tirelessly with complete dedication," said Paula Robinson, FRG leader for 4th Brigade's 3-7 Infantry.

Brianna doesn't want to think that someone could have taken their mother from her own home, but pled to them just in case.

"Please bring her back. She's been there for me. I've had nine surgeries on my back and she's been there," the daughter implored.

She said she's now here for her mom until she returns.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Liberty County Sheriff's Office at 912.876.2131.

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