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Jan 9, 2012 11:05 AM by Amanda Venegas - KTVQ

MT Dept. of Justice issues missing persons alert for Sidney teacher

BILLINGS - Eastern Montana authorities say after a second straight day of searching, no new clues have been revealed into the disappearance of a Sidney teacher.

Hundreds of people scoured the Sidney area for a sign of Sherry Arnold, but could not find any clues. Sidney Police Assistant Chief Bob Burnison says items have been turned into the office, but none of them belong to Sherry. However on Saturday, officials were able to identify a shoe that Sherry was last seen wearing. The shoe was found on the northeastern part of town near Ninth Avenue, which is commonly known as the Truck Route.

Sherry Arnold was last seen jogging Saturday morning around 6:30 am. She is described as 5'10", 140-pounds with black hair. Arnold was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with a white stripe, red nylon pants with black leggings.

On Sunday, more than 500 people and law enforcement officers from the region, the Montana National Guard and Border Patrol agents spent the day searching the town for a sign of Sherry Arnold. Three canine units from across the area were brought in to search for the popular math teacher and community member.

A massive civilian search effort has been centered at Sidney High School, for volunteers and responders. As many as 1,000 people showed up to the school to help, but some had to be turned away because it was simply too much.

Longtime resident and Sidney Herald Publisher Libby Bernt joined in on the search effort. She says this incident has just shocked the community.

"We're covering residential, we're covering rural, we're covering everything, looking underneath everything and just trying to see if we can find some sort of clues. We spent aboutfour hours out and on the way back on the bus, it was complete silence. There was no talking because nothing was found," said Libby Berndt, Sidney Herald Publisher/Editor.

The search will continue Monday with law enforcement searching into the county, Adults who want to volunteer can call the Law and Justice Center at 433 -2919.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Sherry Arnold, you are asked to call the Sidney Police Department at 433-2210.

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