Wednesday, March 13 2013 7:28 PM EDT2013-03-13 23:28:46 GMT
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The search for Sidney Nicole Randell continued Wednesday morning with search crews hitting the road around 8 a.m. Authorities said the search for Sidney will continue around theMore >>
The search for Sidney Nicole Randall entered its fifth day Wednesday. There is still no sign of the 14-year-old girl.
(KAIT) - The search for a missing Arkansas teen continues Wednesday. Arkansas State Police issued a level two Morgan Nick Amber Alert for 14-year-old Sidney Nicole Randall after the main suspect in her disappearance was found dead Monday afternoon.
And now, the Arkansas Search Dogs Association and at least a dozen people from the community are involved in the search.
The trained dogs are trying to pick up Randall's scent. But so far, they haven't found anything that would lead them to her.
That could change after authorities put out the call to the community for residents to check their own property for any clues.
"Your barns, your sheds, any empty old house," said Jody Dotson, Lawrence County Sheriff. "Any place that you have, you know your property best."
According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, the girl's stepdad, John Cornell, was found dead on a farm road just outside of Walnut Ridge.
"We got a phone call into our 911 Dispatch Center, a subject was out running a track hoe on one of the county roads cleaning a ditch, had located a truck fitting the description of Mr. Cornell's," Walnut Ridge Police Chief Richy Thatcher said. "Approximately 200 yards past the truck, we found the body of Mr. Cornell.
The sheriff's department said Cornell was in the red Ford Ranger they had been searching for since Randall disappeared around 10 p.m. Saturday. He died as a result of a gunshot wound. Police do believe he died as a result of suicide.
Detectives say they were searching for Cornell so that they could question him in connection with his stepdaughter's disappearance.
Prior to John Cornell's body being discovered, Randall's mother expressed concern for her daughter.
"She has an upcoming pageant in April, and that's how I know she wouldn't have left willingly," said Sidney's mother, Denise Cornell.
Cornell said all signs point to Randell having been forced from the house sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
"She would not have just got up in the middle of the night and take off without her makeup," said Denise.
Cornell's friends and family are working to spread the word about her disappearance, posting fliers and information to Facebook. They are also wearing one of the teen's favorite colors.
"We're wearing yellow in support of her," Denise said.
Denise said she will not stop until she finds her daughter.
"Sidney, I love you, we miss you. I want you to come home," she said. "We are not going to give up. I'm gonna fight. And I'm gonna search as long as I breathe."
The 14-year-old was last seen wearing a brown Aeropostle jacket. She is about 5'4'' and weighs about 85 pounds. Randall has brown hair, that goes just past her shoulders, and green eyes.
If you have seen or know anything about her whereabouts contact the Walnut Ridge Police Department at (870) 886-3568.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:21:23 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department:At approximately 5:20Pm on May 24, 2013, Tyler Police were notified of the motorcycle accident at Grande and Sutherland. The driver of a black Ford F-150 was heading east onMore >>
Rider was not wearing a helmet when she collided with a truck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:59:21 GMT
A Tyler ISD bus driver was arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges.Ronald Gain, 44, of Tyler, was arrested by the Tyler Police Department on one charge of possession of a controlled substance. TylerMore >>
Has worked for the district since August of 2012.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:18 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:18:01 GMT
Cherokee County authorities are investigating a fatal house fire Friday night. It happened just before 7:30 on County Road 3302 outside of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Fire Department, Cherokee CountyMore >>
Happened just outside of Jacksonville on Friday night.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:20 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:20:39 GMT
Fire crews have closed a street in north Tyler as they fight an apartment fire. Several crews are on the scene at an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Kennedy Avenue. The fire started aroundMore >>
Fire crews closed a street in north Tyler as they battled an apartment fire.More >>