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01/21/05

Third Day of Search for Missing Woman

The search continues for 42-year-old Cindy Lynch. She was last seen Tuesday night at a marina in Thunderbolt. Now investigators are bringing in more help.

It's been a long three days for investigators and family members. The Swainsboro woman was living on a boat docked in Thunderbolt when family members say she was arguing with her husband over a phone bill, and she hasn't been seen or heard from since.

"She called about a phone bill, they were fussing about a phone bill, and I gave her what she needed to know about that," said Zaid Greenway, Lynch's daughter. "She said she'd call me back and I haven't heard from her since."

Investigators are bringing in more help from K-9 units, and divers have been searching the water for her.

"The more hours that go by, it does seem to be suspicious and I'm losing some hope. I really am," said Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens of Emanuel County.

Family members say Lynch did have a tendency to take off from time to time, but never for more than a couple of hours. And even when she did, she always kept in contact.

"She'll call her sister or her mamma or her best friend or something, and she hasn't called anybody," said Greenway.

What's even more puzzling is that Cindy failed to show up at the hair salon where she works. "She works in Swainsboro at Bangles and she had to work Wednesday and she didn't call to cancel any of those appointments," said Greenway. "That's really shocking everybody, because it's not like her, because she's always there."

Until other evidence shows foul play was involved, investigators will continue to treat this investigation as a missing persons case.

If you've seen Cindy Lynch, please call CrimeStoppers at 234.2020 or call your local police department. Investigators will continue searching the Thunderbolt area all the way to Lynch's home in Swainsboro.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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