Authorities search pond near home of missing Forrest County woman

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Wednesday afternoon authorities took a cadaver dog out on a small pond located approximately 15 feet from the camper home of Brittany Nicole Crenshaw, who has been missing since Friday.

Forrest County Sheriff's Department and Mississippi Emergency Management were on the scene in McLaurin for the 45-minute search of the south Forrest County pond located behind Hunt Brothers Pizza off of Highway 49 North. The search was unsuccessful. Wednesday evening authorities are also searching the upper lake at Paul B. Johnson State Park after a tip that the Crenshaw, her fiance Benjamin Davis and her daughter had recently visited the park.

Crenshaw's sister, who drove up from Brittany's hometown of Bastrop, La., looked on as the boat circled the lake, finding nothing. "I just think that this should have been done days ago," said Kaci Crenshaw. "Why are they just now doing it, you know? I just, we just don't understand. I really don't know. I don't know what to think, I don't know what happened. We just want my sister back," said Crenshaw.

Kaci says Brittany was a good mother and was rarely seen without her two-year-old daughter Brooklyn. When asked if her sister would have run away, Kaci said: "She would never do that. I'm her best friend, her sister."

Throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday Forrest County Sheriff's Department's lead investigator on the case Nick Calico said authorities has pursues a number of tips called in by the public. One caller reported Crenshaw had been spotted at Target on Sunday, but Calico said they have confirmed that it was not her. "At this time right now, we haven't gotten anything," said Calico Wednesday afternoon.

Family members and neighbors voiced frustration Tuesday and Wednesday, saying not enough was being done to find Crenshaw. Neighbors said authorities have not canvassed the neighborhood thoroughly to conduct interviews, nor canvassed the dense woods surrounding the area Crenshaw was last seen.

"They don't see what all we're doing. All they see is what's here in the public," said Calico Wednesday. Calico says there are no plans to search the local woods. "There isn't anything that leads us to that at this point," said Calico.

Investigators have interviewed Davis, Crenshaw's fiance, three times and plan to interview him again late Wednesday night family members said.

Now missing for six days, the search for Crenshaw has spread into her home state of Louisiana.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Brittany Nicole Crenshaw, contact the Forrest County Sheriff's Department at 601-544-7800.

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