Officials and volunteers will brave the wilderness later this month, expanding the search for Mouy Tang, a former Unique Living resident who disappeared Sept. 3.
Tang, a 46-year-old native of Cambodia, hasn't been seen in nearly four months, but additional searches hope to change that.
Search teams from both the Carolinas and Florida will be in town Jan. 16, 17 and 18 to scour areas previously unchecked, according to Quyhn Tang, Mouy's sister-in-law. The new plan is to expand the search an additional 25 miles.
Horses, sonar and additional searchers are entering the mix this time around, Quyhn said. Map grids and GPS will ensure every square mile is properly covered.
"It's awesome to watch them work," she said. "They are so professional. They've done an excellent job."
Anyone looking to volunteer can meet Jan. 17 at Burns High School at 7 a.m.