One important effort that some members of the community helped to carry out was distributing posters detailing Charlee’s disappearance for the entire town to see. The more exposure the story got, the higher the chances of someone finding Charlee.
On the poster, it was revealed that Charlee was on the autism spectrum. The poster also explained that she was most recently seen wearing a blue pair of pajamas showing characters from the movie “Frozen.” The community was really stepping up to solve this mystery, but they were not the only people who were about to dedicate their lives to this cause…
Searching the Neighborhood
Beth’s next step was to knock on the doors of all her neighbors. She wasn’t particularly social with the people who lived in her area. But in times of need, it’s normal to call upon those around you. And that’s exactly what Beth did.
Unfortunately, though, every time she asked a neighbor if they had seen Charlee, all they could do was shake their heads and say “no.” With each passing decline from the neighbors, Beth’s anxiety only got greater and greater. And the ideas of what could have happened to Charlee were only getting worse. She needed to move fast.
Everyone Wanted to Help
The news of Charlee’s disappearance started to spread through the neighborhood (and beyond) like wildfire. Most people could relate to the pain that Beth was going through. And so, people from all over started to get in touch to try and help locate Charlee’s whereabouts.
People started to make announcements at community events such as BBQs and Church gatherings. They also started to drop what they were doing (jobs, family commitments, etc.) to dedicate all their attention to finding Charlee. Beth was astounded by the response of her community. And the efforts to find Charlee became even more impressive as the days went on…
Tell the Sheriff
It was a matter of time before the authorities started to dive deep into Charlee’s disappearance. The Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and local police were working tooth and nail to locate her. The sheriff was on the case, as well as a range of search crews.
Bloodhounds had also been dispatched to search for Charlee. Because there was a pretty large woodland in this part of the world, many assumed that Charlee may have gone missing in this spacious area. So, it made sense for the authorities to spend a large part of the search in the woods. But that’s not all…
Even the Feds Got Involved
News of Charlee’s disappearance started to stretch across the country. Even the Federal Bureau of Investigations – better known as the FBI – got involved at one point. In an interview with "INSIDER," Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office said that they had “interviewed several family members…during the search, along with the FBI.”
It was clear that the search was being treated with the utmost seriousness. People on the other side of the country and beyond were now aware of what was going on. But the question remained – was all of this going to bring Charlee back to her grandmother?