National groups coming to Genesee County to help search for missing women

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FLINT (WJRT) (3/8/2018) - UPDATE: The search is being delayed by a week due to snow cover on the ground where the searchers were planning to cover. It now will take place on March 17.

(3/6/2018) - More than a year after the disappearance of a Burton woman, national groups are coming to join the search.

Teresa Woolard was reported missing on Dec. 11, 2016. The case is personal for Burton Police Department Det. Don Schreiber.

"This is one of them cases that you take home with you. You don't forget about," said Burton's Detective Don Schreiber.

He's been investigating her disappearance nonstop for more than a year.

"To sit and speak with her daughters that's missing a mother now, is heartbreaking. I don't wish this on anybody. It's a terrible tragedy," Schreiber said.

In January, the national organizations, TexasEquuSearch and Bring Our Missing Home Inc. reached out to help the Burton and Flint Township police departments.

Together, they've set up a countywide search on Saturday to look for Woolard and Brianna Vibert, a mother of four who disappeared from Flint Township in July 2017.

"Speaking with them, they're going through Google Earth setting up plots and different locations based upon the information we've been able to give them and also Flint Township," Schreiber said of the search efforts.

The information comes from interviews and tips that have been reported since the women disappeared.

"Getting somebody else looking at it, they might see something different than what I did," Schreiber said. "And they have, we discussed quite a few different things."

The search will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with the command center in Kearsley High School's gym. Organizers are looking for volunteers and any donations, including snacks, water and financial assistance.

"The more we have out there, the more areas, different target areas we're looking at, we can get covered and hopefully get some kind of results," Schreiber said.

See "Related Links" on the right side of this story for more information about how you can join Saturday's search. Anyone who participates must be 18 years old, among other conditions.



 
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