Search continues for missing Geneseo Woman

Updated: 03/16/2014 6:57 PM
Created: 03/16/2014 6:50 PM WHEC.com

It was an all-out search for a missing Geneseo woman Sunday. Police say time and the weather are not on their side.

Dozens of volunteers entered the woods searching for Cora Kalous. They are doing this throughout a 700 acre wooded area, which backs up to Kalous' apartment which was the last place see was seen on Tuesday, around 11:00am.

Law enforcement and Search and rescue volunteers took to the ground and the air searching the area. The State Police helicopter searched the river bed, and nearby fields for any sign of Kalous. Back on the ground, 70 people are looking at almost every inch of the woods.

Police say they do have some challenges.

“We did have some clearing with yesterday's weather, however we did get a little bit of snow, last night. The area itself, the terrain has gullies and stuff where it would make it difficult to walk through, there are fenced in areas, so it is difficult,  as well as the dogs to get through those heavily wooded areas,” said Officer Jeff Szczesniak, of the Geneseo Police Department.

But the teams are staying positive.

“It is always difficult to make that call, where you go from a search effort to a recovery effort. We have had some horrible weather over the last couple of days, it would certainly make survival in such conditions very difficult we always like to be optimistic, our search and rescue efforts are also for any type of evidence that may have been left, a dropped purse anything like that,” said Szczesniak.

Police did search this area Wednesday, but as you remember there was a snow storm at that time, so that is why they were back, sweeping the area to see if there is anything they missed during the initial search.

Anyone with information on Kalous is asked to call 911 right away.

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