From the Union Democrat, Tim Miller got a first hand look this weekend at the area in which Nita Mayo disappeared nearly three weeks ago. Tim Miller, the founder of Equusearch, said that he could bring in a lot of high tech equipment; however, the number one thing that is needed is people. I would ask the many people of this area to go out and volunteer your time to help find Mita Mayo.
The head of a Texas-based search and rescue organization got a first-hand look this weekend at the mountains near Donnell Vista where a Nevada woman disappeared three weeks ago.
Tim Miller, of Texas Equusearch, said he could bring in lots of high-tech equipment including infrared night-vision equipment and satellite imaging, but what he really needs are people.
“We especially want to get people to help us over … the Labor Day weekend when there should be lots of people in the mountains,” Miller said Saturday night.
Miller agreed to help find Nita Mayo, 64, of Hawthorne, Nev., who disappeared Aug. 8 when she drove from her home for a day trip over Sonora Pass and never returned. Mayo may have made it as far as Strawberry and purchased items at the Strawberry General Store.
Mayo’s children from Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota have been desperately seeking any information about their mother and got help from Miller and his group.
Texas Equusearch has been in Aruba trying to find Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teenager missing and presumed dead.
There is a vast amount of area that needs be searched. This will require a large amount of volunteer searchers. I would beg the people in the surrounding area to do one of the most selfless and most rewarding jobs you will ever do in your live and help search for a missing person. Please assemble more than what originally came to search for Nita Mayo.
Saturday, Miller met with 17 volunteer searchers and the Mayo children. He said he was disappointed at the small number of people who showed up for the search.
“We need more people and we are reaching out to the public to search mapped-out areas between Strawberry and Kennedy Meadows,” Miller said.