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Cadaver dogs join in search for missing Lee County woman

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –

Divers went into the Kinchafoonee Creek at Lake Chehaw late Monday afternoon as the search for 77-year old Fannie Corley continues.

Cadaver dogs hit on an area about a quarter mile downstream from the Jefferson Street bridge where investigators suspect Corely jumped in the water.

Tracy Sargent and her dogs rode in a Department of Natural Resources boat, searching the shore line first and then areas in the canal.

The dogs both pinpointed an area near a buoy in the turn before the Cleve Cox landing.

K9 Search and Rescue Specialist Tracy Sargent said "We're detecting human remains scent. And due to the fact that scent rises to the surface because the surface is warm. What we do is work the dogs on the water. Once they respond to an area we follow up with other resources such as sonar or divers."

Search and Rescue teams from Albany and Lee County used sonar to check the area the dog's alerted to, and divers went into the Creek to search late Monday.

The Corley family waited on the bank with first responders and volunteers and wanted to thank all the people who have helped in the search.

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