Search Continues for Missing Montana Teacher; Running Shoe Found


0  Updated at 3:34 am, January 10th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(SIDNEY, Mont.) — Montana police are searching for a mother and math teacher who was last seen when she went out for an early morning jog on Saturday and did not return.

Police found a running shoe identified as Sherry Arnold’s near a truck route that is reportedly part of her normal jogging route, but say they have been unable to determine what may have happened to her.

Arnold’s stunned family is praying for her return.

“I’m hoping she’s found.  I’m hoping that she’s healthy.  I miss her so badly,” Arnold’s husband Gary Arnold told ABC News.  “We miss her so badly.  This community needs her back.”

Sherry Arnold, 43, was last seen at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday when she was leaving home for her usual early-morning jog.

When asked what he thinks may have happened to his wife, Arnold said in a choked voice, “I don’t even want to go there at this point.”

The couple has five children between them from previous marriages.  Gary Arnold has three and Sherry Arnold has two.

She has been a teacher in Sidney, Mont., since 1993, teaching at both the middle school and high school, where she is currently a math teacher.

The Sidney Police Department is working with about 40 soldiers from the Montana Army National Guard in the search for Arnold, according to ABC News’ Great Falls, Mont., affiliate KFBB-TV.  Search and rescue teams have used canine units, private planes, a helicopter, and searchers on ATVs and on horseback.

“We’ll keep looking and we’ll maintain looking until we’ve exhausted all of our resources, which hasn’t happened yet,” Bob Burnison of the Sidney Police Department told KFBB.

Arnold has brown eyes and black hair.  She is 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a slender build, weighing about 140 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt with white stripes on the sleeves, red nylon pants with black leggings and black gloves.

Authorities are asking that anyone with information regarding Arnold’s whereabouts please call the Sidney Police Department at 406-433-2210.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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