Warm temperatures this week in the Midwest are allowing volunteers to distribute fliers for two missing women this coming Saturday in northwest Indiana.
Thirty-year-old Holly Amber Womack-Elischer and 29-year-old Candi Sue Brown Morris are missing from towns only 30 miles apart. Holly disappeared on Oct. 4, 2012, while Candi has been missing since Aug. 26, 2012.
Although authorities have no reason to believe the two cases are connected, the close proximity of the two disappearances allows for area missing persons’ organizations to combine efforts this coming Saturday, in an unexpected January flyer distribution. Weather forecasts are calling for near record-high temperatures in the Midwest, and that is allowing volunteers to schedule a rare wintertime ground effort.
Volunteers are still needed for the distribution, which will take place in Gary, IN, this Saturday. Holly Womack-Elischer disappeared from downtown Gary on Oct. 4, 2012, and this is the first opportunity volunteers have had to blanket the area with posters of the missing woman. Although Candi Brown Morris is from neighboring Michigan City, Morris has friends and family in the Gary area, and the combined effort is allowing for volunteers to cover more ground for both missing women.
Holly’s case is being spear-headed by Northeast Indiana Search & Rescue, Inc., in conjunction with the Gary Police Department. Candi’s case is spear-headed by Moms on a Mission, in conjunction with the Michigan City Police Department.
Since this is a flyer distribution and not a search effort, there are no age restrictions on Saturday’s event. Anyone wishing to assist with this effort — or any organization/company wishing to donate printing services of fliers — is asked to contact Moms on a Mission founder Christine Salzer at (219) 379-4091.