Posted: Jan 10, 2012 7:47 AM by Amanda Venegas
Updated: Jan 11, 2012 7:55 AM
SIDNEY, MT - The FBI has now joined the search for a missing Eastern Montana teacher. An FBI spokesperson says because of the potential of kidnapping and the proximity of North Dakota, agents are now on the ground in Sidney.
The small town of Sidney is holding onto hope, as they search for missing teacher Sherry Arnold.
On day three of the search for missing teacher Sherry Arnold, a smaller team of law enforcement officers and firefighters combed rural areas outside of Sidney, hoping to uncover clues as to what happened to Sherry Arnold.
The search focused on four areas, and included a 12-mile stretch from Sidney to Fairview. So far, authorities have only recovered one piece of evidence - the shoe Sherry wore on Saturday when she last seen.
Searchers, friends, and family all gathered at the Richland County Events Center as a command post and source of support. Sherry's older sister Rhonda Whited Rupp says her family is in shock over her sister's disappearance in this tight knit community.
Sherry was well known in the community as a math teacher and coach. Sidney Schools Superintendent Dr. Daniel Farr says school resumed Monday and Sherry's presence was missed.
Law enforcement says they will start up again Tuesday morning. However, they are concerned incoming weather could hamper their efforts to find Sherry Arnold.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Sherry Arnold, you are asked to call the Sidney Police Department at 433-2210. You can also call the Richland County Tipline at 406-433-4027.