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Searches continue for Mook, Smelcer

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ground searches are over but sheriff's investigators are checking phone records in hopes of finding clues to the whereabouts of missing teacher Shelley Jones Mook, Sheriff Randall Boyce said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the family of Bobby Smelcer, who hasn't been seen since late November 2010, is continuing to organize ground and water searches across Bedford County.

The Bedford County Search and Rescue Team will search Duck River on Sunday morning, according to Smelcer's sister Kristy Ray. Cadaver dogs will be on the boats and may be used on land, she said.

Interested participants should meet at Big Springs Shopping Center parking lot.

The family is also stressing that individuals across the county should search their own properties.

"We're looking through phone records trying to come up with something," Boyce said of the Mook investigation.

No more searches of specific locations are planned anytime soon unless some new evidence is found, the sheriff said.

"We've been looking here, there and yonder," Boyce said. "We've looked everywhere we knew they had access to."

Mook was last seen Feb. 28 at her ex-husband's home while dropping off her young daughter before meeting a maintenance person at a Murfreesboro home where she was moving. Her burned car was found late that night southeast of Murfreesboro.

"We're just hoping for a break," Boyce said.