We feel that because no one ever looked for her, that she deserves that one courtesy, at least once. Thirty years late, but a search is exactly what we have planned to do. We have met with her cousin Barb, who is a great support line to us. We also met with her sister, Rachel. Rachel also feels that Louise was murdered and that her body is somewhere around the East Liverpool area. Where, no one can be sure. But there are possibilities. With the help of the police who were once working on her case, we hope to choose an area to search in April. Above is Belinda showing Rachel where Louise name is on the new shirts for 2009.
To that end, we are looking for a metal detecting club who knows about grid searches.. We have also contacted U.S. SARR Corps (search rescue recovery) to see if they would help us in our search. We will let you know if there is anything they can do for us.
In the picture above is Rachel, Kim, and Amber, Rachel's daughter, at McDonald's for our meeting. Rachel and her family plan on being there for the search as does Barb and her family. We will be looking for volunteers for that day. We will let you know when.I can not help but think how different things would be if a 17 year old girl disappeared in Columbiana County today, especially if the man she was last seen with committed a triple homicide four days later. We would look for her. We would trace the mans steps and try to find out what happened. No one ever did that for Louise. Yes, it is 30 years late but at least we can say we tried. And who knows- maybe we will find her. We won't know unless we try.