On Wed., Jan. 11, the Sherry Arnold Sidney search was called off, according to KTVQ. The missing Montana teacher disappeared on Saturday when she went jogging near Holly Street and 9th Avenue around 6:30 a.m. No one has seen her since.
The FBI is taking the lead in the Montana case, with FBI Agent Deborah Bertrand acknowledging that “At some point we feel like we’ve exhausted the possibilities in that area where she was last seen and apparently disappeared from.”
Law enforcement has searched tirelessly for days seeking any new clue or evidence in the 43-year-old mother and wife’s disappearance, but with no known new lead. It is this extensive effort that finally prompted the Sherry Arnold Sidney search suspension.
Suspended search does not mean end of search
Calling off the search, however, doesn’t mean law enforcement has given up on the missing math teacher from Richland County; just the opposite. Police and others are regrouping and focusing investigative efforts in new directions. And a search could be conducted again, at a later date.
Since the FBI is taking the lead in the Montana case, new efforts will undoubtedly include a narrower look at those in the vicinity who could have gained access to the missing woman on that date, as well as a potential new search, in another area.
The AJC areported that FBI agent Deborah Bertrand praised media and others for getting Arnold’s name and face out into the public’s attention, since tips and important information could be the end result.
And that’s just what has happened, with Bertrand acknowledging tips are coming in, but refraining from sharing exactly what those are right now. If you know anything about the disappearance of Sherry Arnold you are asked to call the tip line at 406-443-4027.
Sherry Arnold Case Profile
Hypothesis on how the missing math teacher disappeared have run the gamut from an animal getting her to the possibility of an abduction, which the FBI is leaning more towards. Each scenario is being considered and to date none have been officially ruled out.
The most important point for those desiring to assist law enforcement at this time with the missing woman’s case is to remember that although the Sherry Arnold Sidney search has been called off, the fact that the FBI is taking the lead in the Montana case says that they are committed to finding out what happened to the Richland County resident.
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References: KTVQ, AJC