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Students Search For Clues In Local Woman's Disappearance

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DOVER, Tenn. -- College students from Baltimore were in the midstate on Saturday, hoping to crack a five-year-old case.

The students spent the day searching the woods in the Land Between the Lakes in Dover in Stewart County. They were looking for any clues that would lead them to Rachel Conger.

The 30-year-old woman vanished from her home in Como, Tennessee back in March of 2008. A few days later, her husband killed himself in what authorities believed was a murder-suicide.

The students from Towson University became interested after googling the case and contacted local authorities.

"If we can "x" off an area and tell searchers here you never have to go back here again, focus on other areas, then we're successful," said Dr. Dana Krollman, a Towson University professor.

Of the six searches they've conducted, they've helped Maryland authorities find six bodies. They're hoping for the same outcome in the case.

"Hopefully, we'll find something and bring some closure to the victims' families," said student Sydney Boone. "We want to do that for the families."

This was the first time this specific area the students covered has been searched. They didn't find anything on Saturday, but the students will be in town until Monday.

 

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