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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Dozens of volunteers joined law enforcers to search for a missing 77 year old Lee County woman.
Ten months after Fannie Corley disappeared on the North Jefferson Bridge, another major search effort tried to locate any remains.
With the Lake Chehaw water level lowered by Georgia Power, law enforcement asked volunteers to help them search. And they were surprised by the number of people who turned out.
Dozens of South Georgians joined Dougherty and Lee County law enforcement and search and
rescue teams. People who never met Fannie Corley or her family, but wanted to help them find some closure in this sad story.
Dozens of volunteers walk the sand bar in the middle of Lake Chehaw, looking for any clue in the search for Fannie Corley. She was last seen Christmas Eve, her car found on the North Jefferson Street bridge. Her family believe she jumped in the water, but Police say there is still no evidence what happened.
Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek said "Everybody realizes that the family has got a lot of unanswered questions, and anything we can do to help."
Law enforcement from Dougherty and Lee County asked volunteers to help, especially people like Timothy Craft, a kayaker who took the day off from school to help search the shallow pools.
Craft said "Yes, I do feel for the family. They need a little bit of closure. It would be nice to be able to find something for them."
Also joining the search, students from Albany Tech and Darton College's criminal justice programs, who used the search as a learning exercise.
Albany Tech student Jennifer Rice said "it is. It's hands on. It's doing good for the community and learning at the same time."
The Department of Natural Resources brought their sonar unit to search deep pools, while the Albany Search and Rescue Unit helped. Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies canoed in the search for any clue to end the mystery of what happened to Fannie Corley.
Colonel John Ostrander said "We hope to. I think with the water level as low as it is right now, this is our best opportunity."
The search went on until 2 O-clock, covering the Lake Chehaw area from the Jefferson bridge to below the spillway dam leading to the Flint River.
Searchers found some items of clothing, but law enforcement said they could not be linked to Fannie Corley. This afternoon divers found some bones in a pool past the spillway, but a medical examiner determined they were animal bones, not human.
Dougherty County Police ask fishermen or boaters who will be in the Lake Chehaw area as the water level is restored to report anything they find that could be connected to Fannie Corley's disappearance.