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Missing woman's husband calls on hunters for help with Support the Hurting

Lynn Messer went missing this summer. Lynn Messer went missing this summer.
Messer says his wife was an extremely giving woman who loved the outdoors and their home in the country. Messer says his wife was an extremely giving woman who loved the outdoors and their home in the country.
"If it was another person's family Lynn would rush there to help," said Messer, as he stood in the couple's garage where dozens of deer antlers hang. "If it was another person's family Lynn would rush there to help," said Messer, as he stood in the couple's garage where dozens of deer antlers hang.
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Nearly four months have passed since Lynn Messer vanished. 

"It's hard to express what it feels like when a grown man spends his nights crying," said Kerry Messer, her husband. "It's hard to express the anguish we feel." 

Messer woke up to find his wife gone from their rural Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri home in early July. 

Since then, countless search teams have combed the acreage near their home, flyers continue to hang, and law enforcement tell us they track down every clue. 

Still, in spite of numerous tips, there's still no sign of Messer. 

"I figure my responsibility is not to sit here and have a pitty party but to try to do something to help my family and so many others who are hurting," said Kerry Messer. 

As a family of avid hunters, Messer says he is aware thousands of men and women will be in the woods this time of year. 

"We thoughts that's the biggest search team anybody's ever tried to tap into," said Messer. "You always hear stories of hunters finding remains or clues," 

So he started the Support the Hurting organization. 

"What we want to do is raise awareness among hunters and hikers to be on the look out," he said. "If they see anything like eye glasses or clothing or anything unusual take a picture. Everyone has a camera. Take GPS of your location if you can. Don't touch it and let local law enforcement know." 

Messer says his wife was an extremely giving woman who loved the outdoors and their home in the country. 

"If it was another person's family Lynn would rush there to help," said Messer, as he stood in the couple's garage where dozens of deer antlers hang. "If we could bring closure to our family or anyone else's it would be some kind of confirmation we've done the right thing. We just thank everyone who's prayed for us, who's prayed for Lynn." 

If you have any information call your local authorities. 

"We will never give up," said Messer. 

Support the Hurting will soon launch a website. 

To learn more about search efforts and Lynn Messer go to the Find Lynn Messer page on Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/findlynnmesser?ref=br_tf

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