Searchers Take to Boats, Helicopters This Morning in Search for Missing Girl

Missing girl on right
Missing girl on right

AUGUST 18, 2004 - Posted at 12:38 p.m. CDT

GILMORE, AR - Searchers today began to use boats and a helicopter in the search for a 7-year-old girl who has not been seen by her family since Sunday.

Patricia Ann Miles left her house on her pink bicycle for the local grocery store Sunday morning.  Her shoes and bike were found and a family friend was arrested on a kidnapping charge.

Searchers have looked in Crittenden and Mississippi counties.

This afternoon, a family friend charged with kidnapping in the case is to be arraigned.  Jo Ann Buchanan is being held on a $1 million bond.

Buchanan has not cooperated with investigators.

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