Search for Missing Woman Continues

 

Search for Missing Woman Continues
By: CJ Cassidy

Risco, MO -N
ew details on the investigation of a missing
N
ew
M
adrid
C
ounty woman.

35

-Y
ear
-
old
T
eresa
B
utler's husband reported her missing from their
R
isco home
W
ednesday morning.

H
e told police he found their two young sons alone, when he returned home from work.

I
n fact the case squad which is made up of about forty local, county and state officers, asked to stay on the case through
Monday, extending their time on the case by about 48 hours.

S
heriff
T
erry
S
tevens calls this one of the strangest investigations he's handled
,
and folks in
R
isco say they just hope police come up with some answers soon.

A
ll terrain vehicles are not an unusual sight in
R
isco
,
but they're not usually driven by investigators looking for someone who appears to have vanished into thin air..

"Y

ou hear about it happening in other places but never expect it to happen where you live
," P
astor
G
ene
L
ancaster
says. He
baptized
T
eresa
B
utler about two years ago
.

Sunday, Lancaster and
members of the
F
irst
B
aptist
C
hurch spent
S
unday praying for
B
utler's safe return home.

"W

e just can't believe she'd walk off and leave those children something has definitely happened can't help but believe foul play is involved
," Lancaster says.

S

heriff
S
tevens says he isn't ruling out any possibilities.
I
n fact he says the case seems to have become stranger with each passing day.

"A

fter we release
d
the house to the husband he went back in to do his own search of the house
, and
he did discover there was a digital camera and a handheld camcorder that was missing along with the video game console and stereo out of the vehicle
," Stevens says.

I
n the meantime folks in
R
isco do their part to help out.

E
mployees at
one
convenience store say they raised more than 250 dollars
for
B
utler's family
,
and
P
astor
L
ancaster says members at his church also offered up donations.

"I

know they're go
ing to need it," he says.

I
nvestigators with the
N
ew
M
adrid
C
ounty
S
heriff's
D
epartment say they will stay on the case until they have some answers
,
even after the major case squad wraps up their work tomorrow afternoon.

I
f you have any information you think might help, call the police nearest you.