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Searchers find clothing linked to missing woman

Updated: 2013-07-26T01:41:38Z

A search party in Benton County, Mo., on Thursday found shoes and a scarf belonging to Hellen Cook, a 72-year-old Buckner woman who has been missing since July 13.

They also found a pair of boots that she may have been carrying, according to a posting on the family’s Facebook page.

The search by nearly 300 volunteers was concentrated in the area where Cook was last seen. The items were found near a pond with thick woods and tall grass. Helicopters and boats assisted in the search.

Cook has Alzheimer’s disease. Members of her family are trying to spread word of her disappearance across the country.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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