Night three into the search for Casey Hathaway

The search for Casey Hathaway continues into Thursday night. Professional searchers will cover treacherous areas fanning out from Toler Road where Casey was last seen on Tuesday, Jan., 22, 2019.

A number of law enforcement officers are involved as well as 7 search and rescue teams from the Johnston Co SO SAR, Lenoir Co SO SAR, Pender Co SAR, Northeast SAR, Coastal Carolina SAR, Chocowinity SAR, and New Bern Fire and Rescue. K9’s from the State Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children assisted today.

Several ponds on a nearby property were checked on Wednesday and Thursday by swift water teams from local fire departments. Drones flew over many acres nearby. A helicopter from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol will return tomorrow to help with search efforts. It was grounded today because of bad weather.

Volunteers who arrive in the morning will be assigned search areas if and as they become available. Officials greatly appreciate the public’s desire to help us with this important task. However, the terrain is treacherous. Areas are flooded and filled with sinkholes, even the trained searchers are having trouble navigating safely.

Keep praying #FindCasey.

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