Wednesday, January 30, 2013
There is still no evidence at all as to what has happened to our daughter, Holly. It has been 26 days now since she disappeared. The police have been amazing in every way and are continuing their many-pronged search for her. They follow every lead and have done hundreds of land searches with dogs, viewing of video cams in places of business, interviews and apartment searches in the area where she lived. There are 3 detectives still actively on the case full time. The international tracker has come twice.Thanks to all of you we have had the money to pay for his services. This has been a trying and perplexing time for Jay and I. Sometimes we still shake our heads and say, "Is this really happening?" Other times it is overwhelmingly real- like Sunday when it was/would have been her 35th birthday. We know you are all faithfully praying and we can't tell you how much we have felt those prayers when we know we couldn't have moved forward with the things that have been in front of us to do. Thank you forever. We have never felt so much heartfelt loving care in all of our lives. Many, many people are being affected in ways that are staggering to ponder. Holly's life has always been that way... One thing I believe we are being shown is that our faith must be in the Sovereign God of heaven and earth, and not in our circumstances. With Thanks, Pearl and Jay
Thursday, January 17, 2013
COOS BAY — A renowned international search and rescue team has joined the search for Holly Berry. The team of two dog handlers came to Coos Bay from Longview, Wash. on Monday and searched the thick brush and lakes throughout John Toppits Park, but found nothing. Harry Oakes, who started the international K-9 search and rescue squad, said his team was in Coos Bay days after Berry went missing, but harsh weather conditions made the search difficult. 'Ninety-nine percent of the time we can come up with something for the police to follow up on," Oakes said. 'In this case, I am sitting here scratching my head." Oakes said he has worked 1,843 missing person cases since 1986, including high-profile homicide cases like the Ward Weaver double-homicide in Oregon City. Oakes said his dogs helped find the two victims hidden on Weaver's property. Berry's family hired Oakes, with financial help from the community, to try and shed new light on a case that seems to have hit a wall. 'For him to have inconclusive results is unusual," Berry's stepfather, Jay Maxner, said. 'He wanted to come back and search Empire lakes. His dogs can detect bodies underwater." Berry's family has set up a reward fund starting with $1,000 for tips that lead to her whereabouts. Maxner said people are struggling to make sense of the 34-year-old's disappearance. 'Everybody is taking it really hard," he said. 'Not only the family, but everybody in the community. Holly has a big impact on people. She touches a lot of people and they are all pretty shook up." Police say they have no evidence one way or the other to suggest foul play was involved. Coos Bay Police Sgt. Eric Schwenninger said police will continue to search for Berry and 59-year-old Glenda Campbell, who went missing in November around the same area as Berry, until they bring them home to their families. 'These cases will remain open," he said. 'Glenda Campbell's case will remain open until we find her. This will be an open case until we find Holly." Maxner said his family is hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as the search for Berry reaches it's 12th day without any promising leads. 'Its very unlikely she would (commit suicide) or runaway," he said. 'It's a horrible tragedy, especially if she met foul play." Oakes and his team will continue to search multiple areas around Coos Bay today. Reporter Tyler Richardson can be reached at 541 269 1222 ext. 236 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
We have started a Reward for information leading to the location and whereabouts of Holly Berry in Coos Bay Oregon. If you can find it in your heart to contribute we would greatly appreciate it. We have started the reward at 1,000.00 US dollars. As the reward donations increase we will update the local media and post the new reward milestone throughout Coos Bay. The donation pay Pal widget goes directly to Holly Berry's mothers pay pal account for the reward cash prize. You can post this widget on your personal web site or refer others to this blog to contribute. Thank you all for your support, prayers and donations.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your prayers and concern for both Holly and her family. The specialized K9 search team was stopped this afternoon due to inconclusive results. Her sent trail was found but was splintered by the amount of tracks / traffic that carried her scent in different directions. There where three specific locations that the team noted. One being a bus stop location, a cemetery and a dumpster. No evidence was found indicating what has happened to Holly. The full report from the team leader will be sent out in the next couple of days. The team will pass on their findings to the local police. Our search for Holly Berry continues. On a positive note, due to the contributions you all have made, Holly's Mom will be able to pay for the search that was conducted today. I want to personally thank everyone that has called, e-mailed, passed on information and donated. I cannot thank you enough! We will continue to search and wait for the next avenue to pursue.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Money Being Collected is for funding the Search Efforts of Harry Oaks and his specialized team of Search and Rescue dogs. More info on his team can be found at http://www.k9sardog.com His group of highly trained dogs have an amaizing track record. The non-profit tracking group works for 200 dollars an hour. If you would like to contribute to the search effort, please scroll down to the chip in Widget on the bottom of this Blog. The Pay Pal account is linked directly to Holly Berry's Mom who will be paying for the search.
COOS BAY — A Coos Bay woman is missing after leaving her apartment Thursday night. Thirty-four-year-old Holly Berry was officially listed as a missing person Sunday, days after police and family began combing the streets for clues on her whereabouts. Berry's family says she left her apartment on Norman Street in Coos Bay around 4 p.m. to possibly go grocery shopping at Walmart or Grocery Outlet. The 5-foot-2, 140-pound Berry lives alone in the apartment and was last seen wearing a purple and white jacket with a gray and pink backpack. Berry's family said she is part of the mental health community and has not had her medication since she went missing. 'She's vulnerable," her stepfather Jay Maxner said. 'She hasn't had her medication for three days. She's in trouble in that (sense)." Berry's mother, Pearl Maxner, described her daughter as someone who is very shy and loves to knit. The family said Berry held a part-time job at the North Bend Library and enjoyed going to mall for knitting class. 'She takes knitting hats everywhere she goes," Pearl Maxner said. Jay Maxner said his stepdaughter only walked to buy groceries and took a cab everywhere else she went. Berry likes to wear multiple bracelets around her wrists and her mother said she always has her hair pulled back in a ponytail. The Coos Bay Police Department had not released any new information about Berry's disappearance as of early Monday morning. Berry's family said she would never hitchhike or get into a stranger's car. They said they believe wherever she is, it's close by. 'She has a real small world," Jay Maxner said. 'Wherever she is, it's probably fairly close to her home." Berry liked to go for walks in the Empire Lake area, but both her parents said she has never gone on a walk there alone. The last time Berry was known to be in contact with her parents was Thursday morning when she called her mother. Anyone with information on the disappearance of Holly Berry is urged to call the Coos Bay Police Department at 541-269-8911.
I have created this Blog in Holly's name, that's why you will see "Posted by Holly Berry" on the blog - Miles
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