The Sentinel-Record 9-10-1976
Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy Roy Smith said Thursday that the search for a missing 29-year-old female deputy sheriff is continuing; authorities are not expressing any hope, however that the woman will be found.
Missing for over two weeks is Linda Edwards, a female radio operator at the Sheriff’s Department for the past six months.
The search for the missing deputy has been extended to include state authorities, however, despite a concerted search for the woman, no substantial leads have developed which might lead authorities to discover her whereabouts.
“As far as the investigation is concerned, we’re still working on it,” said Deputy Smith, adding that most of the investigation recently has been handled by the Arkansas State Police.
While the authorities are not giving up hope of locating the missing deputy, they have suggested that they fear her fate may not be good.
Recent aspects of the investigation have centered on locating a body rather than locating the whereabouts of the woman.