Law enforcement agencies were conducting a ground search for evidence in the Shelly Mook case in areas of western Bedford and northern Marshall counties today.
The areas included Haskins Chapel Road in Bedford County and the Clay Hill area in Marshall County, said Kristin Helm of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
"They're searching areas where cars can pull off the road, areas with river access," Helm said.
"We just had some information that leads us to believe that she may be in this area. They just have a certain area they want to cover."
TBI agents and area law enforcement personnel are looking for clues including any personal belongings, Helm said.
The Bedford, Marshall and Rutherford County sheriff's departments, including Rutherford County's mounted patrol, Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, Bedford County Fire Department, Henry Horton State Park's rangers and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are joining the TBI in the search, according to Helm.
Mook, a reading teacher at Harris Middle School, was last seen Feb. 28 as she dropped off her daughter at her ex-husband's house north of Shelbyville. Her car was found burned later that night near Murfreesboro.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of Mook.