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If you know something, call

In the last week, we have reported on several cases where local law enforcement have requested citizens to step forward with any information that they have on different cases.

These cases are an important reminder that while the officers that are sworn to protect and serve the people of our community do everything in their power to keep that oath, they are not omnipresent. In many cases, they have to depend on people who were at the right place at the right time to see the detail that they need to solve a case.

In some cases, even a seemingly insignificant detail could mean hours of searching saved. 

In today’s LaGrange Daily News, we wrote about a young woman who, as of Sunday night, was still missing. 

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office, Troup County Fire Department, West Point Police Department, West Point Fire Department, Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers have all worked with civilian volunteers to locate Maranda Whitten.

We hope that she is found soon, and we ask that anyone who might have seen a young woman in a light blue kayak on Friday near R. Shaefer Heard Campground call Troup County 911 with any details. Their number is (706) 883-1700.

Just knowing where she was may help narrow the search.