Still no sign of a missing Lindsay woman

Another day of searching for missing Lindsay woman, Tammy McCall, has come up empty handed.
January 29, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Another day of searching for missing Lindsay woman, Tammy McCall, has come up empty handed.

The 72-year-old went missing eleven days ago. Two days ago, her car was discovered in a canal but officers still have not been able to find Tammy.

Lindsay Police officers are hoping camera equipment will help them find any trace of Tammy in the canal. They were back out there again today to try and find her.

Investigators with the Lindsay Police Department were seen walking and driving alongside the Friant-Kern Canal to search for Tammy McCall. Still, no sign of the missing 72-year old.

Family members say she was driving a blue Saturn station wagon when she was last seen dropping off her son at the Walmart Distribution Center back on January 18th at around 4:30am. Nine days later her car was discovered on the eastern side of the canal.

Lt. Bryan Clower with the Lindsay Police Department said, "Right now, we're pretty fortunate the flow in the canal is low and limited. It allowed the dive team to conduct a pretty thorough search of the area where from where the vehicle had gone into the water until where we concluded last night."

Dive teams spent hours combing the nearly-two mile stretch of the canal. The California Highway Patrol even sent its helicopter and then a plane overhead to help with the search effort. Now, investigators are looking to other neighboring partners to bring in more tools to find Tammy.

Lt. Clower said, "One of our detectives is making contact with the Army Corps of Engineers to see if their robot is available to search areas that we're notable to search with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office dive team or other personnel."

Family members are already preparing for the worst but continue to keep Missing Person posters up around town and throughout the Valley. The 72-year-old mom of three and grandmother of five was afraid of water and could not swim.

Lt. Clower said, "Now, realistically, it's a wait game and we have to wait and see what happens."

Officers say they will continue to send investigators out to the canal every day to conduct visual searches.


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