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Sheriff's Bloodhound Finds Missing Woman



Linn Creek   

Sheriff’s Bloodhound Finds Missing Woman

At dusk on 12-20-15, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office got a call from a concerned citizen whose 75 year old sister had gone missing from her Linn Creek home. While enroute deputies were advised the missing female contacted Life Alert by cell phone and explained she was lost in the woods behind her house. Upon arrival deputies from our office and troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol began searching the woods behind the residence.  Deputies searched the immediate area for approximately an hour and half, but due to darkness setting in and the woman’s cell phone battery dying, were unable to locate her. Deputy Gary Cyrus and his K9 partner Nutmeg, a female bloodhound, arrived and began searching the area. A short time later, Nutmeg located the missing woman and deputies helped her back to the residence where an ambulance waited. The missing woman suffered no injuries and returned home to rest. One deputy suffered a minor injury to his foot while searching in the dark. Sheriff Franklin extends his appreciation to all personnel involved in the search and especially to Nutmeg, whose keen sense of smell and tracking abilities were instrumental in returning the missing woman home to her family for Christmas.