LONG CO., GA (WTOC) - The Long County Sheriff said a search is under way in connection with a woman who has been missing since 2007.
The new search for Deborah Gail Moody is on the heels of the slaying and discovery of the body of 42-year-old Lori Arrowood last week. Arrowood and Moody both knew Kenneth Lumpkin. Lumpkin was charged in connection with the death of Arrowood.
The Long County Sheriff's Dept., Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Long County Fire Dept. set up a search for the missing woman. Moody has been missing since Dec. 4, 2007.
They are searching in an area off Tower Road in Ludowici -- the same area where the body of Arrowood was found last week.
"We have evidence leading us to believe the two occurrences are related, " Nobles said.
Nobles said they are searching with cadaver dogs.
"We have not searched this area before. Due to the developments in the Liberty County case, we really needed to search here," GBI Special Agent Mike McDaniel said.
Authorities are searching a 1,200- to 2,000-acre area with five crews, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.
They are doing a grid search and narrowing down the area.
The American Red Cross will be coming in to provide assistance also. A mobile command center has been set up off of Tower Road.
They will continue searching Tuesday.