A Russell County family spent the day scouring farmland, woods and creeks looking for 24-year-old Whitney Copley who has been missing for 10 days. Saturday was the first day police and rescue squads have joined family in the search.
The 24-year-old Russell County mother of two was last heard from on the morning of September 30th. Her sister says Whitney Copley sent several Facebook messages to her family members.
"They were all just 'hey what's up?' And she'd even sent one to my nephew that said 'hey what's up I really need to talk to you,' and that was the last contact we had with her," said Teresa Meyer, Whitney's sister.
After more than a week of asking around and waiting for answers, they decided to take the next step forward.
"This morning, I was like you know, it's been long enough we need to get out searching," said Meyer.
Search crews from both Casey and Russell counties showed up, state troopers and plenty of concerned family and friends began their search where they believe she was last seen.
So far, their difficult search today has turned up nothing.
"There's a lot of farmland a lot of soybean fields and they are terrible to walk through and there's a lot of creek bottoms down through here," said Meyer.
Whitney was last seen in the area of the Dogwalk Market along 127. KSP is asking people in this area to give them a call if they've seen anything suspicious in the area over the last 10 days.
Right now, the family says they're in desperate need of either closure or a miracle.
"If anybody knows anything, or has any idea what may have happened or where she might be if she's still out there we beg you to let us know," said Meyer.
If you have any information, call police.