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Search for Camisha Hollis continues over the weekend

Posted at 4:00 PM, Apr 23, 2018

More than 50 people gathered Sunday in Walnut, Iowa — family members, friends, and even strangers — to search for Camisha Hollis, the mother of three who has been missing since April 2.

Step by step.

"I'm just hoping we find Camisha, and it doesn't matter how I find her," Camisha's mother, Martha Hollis, said as she and the search crew look high and low for any clues.

Jen Hulett explained the route: "We'll be searching M47, clear to (Highway) 83, and then we'll be searching Highway 6 to Oakland, (Iowa), and then to Omaha."

It's the fourth search since Camisha Hollis went missing nearly three weeks ago.
This time the search started in Walnut, Iowa, after the family received a tip from a Walnut-area resident.

"The Omaha Police Department was at their front door asking questions because a phone pinged out here. And it was not Camisha's phone," Hulett said.

After hearing Camisha's story, Jen Hulett reached out to Martha Hollis, offering to help organize the search. She says the story hits close to home.

"Domestic violence, I've been there. My children have been there," Hulett said. "So I'm a survivor of it, and that's why I needed to be out here."

Hulett said she feels it's her duty to stay on the lookout until justice is served.

"Like I told Ms. Martha, I will not stop searching for Camisha until she's home," she said.

The outpour of support leaves Camisha's mother speechless. 

"I was amazed at first," Martha Hollis said. "I was like 'Wow!' You really still have caring people in the world that's determined to come out and help. And I appreciate it."

Hulett looks around, admiring the search crew. 

"I think it's turned into a lot of love and hope for Camisha," she said.

It's the same love and hope transpiring a new bond between Martha Hollis and Jen Hulett.

"We've become very close," Hulett said, hugging Hollis. 

Many who showed up Sunday say they'll continue searching until they know Camisha Hollis' whereabouts.

Anyone with any information should call the Omaha Police Department at 402-444-5818 or Crime Stoppers at 402-444-5656 (STOP).