PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The family of a missing Pine Bluff woman wants her case moved to a higher agency.
"I don't know if the FBI can come in or I don't know maybe I'll talk to the governor," said Laurell Hall, mother of Cleashindra Hall , the woman missing since 1994.
She was last seen at work at the home of Dr. Larry Amos. A recent search of the doctor's home hasn't turned up any new leads.
"They came out with four of five bags. They let the person of interest whose residence they searched basically search along with them and dictate what they can move and not move and I think after the 40 days they (Pine Bluff Police Department) let the evidence sit on somebody's desk," said Hall.
Hall said her family stood on the street March 29 as investigators collected evidence.
"You know I don't think they can go back the 18 years and try to find evidence there because if there was evidence there don't you think that any half intelligent person would remove that by now," said Hall.
Hall's mother started a petition and wants 500 signatures to move her case to a higher agency.
"I've said that I'm still going to give the police an opportunity to do their job, but I was going to be proactive," said Hall.
In a telephone call Friday with Today's THV, Lieutenant JoAnn Bates with Pine Bluff Police Department said the department is not governed by petitions.
Lieutenant Bates said if moved to state police, the case would be handled by the same prosecutor.
If moved to the federal level, Lieutenant Bates said first the FBI would need to agree to take it.
Secondly, Pine Bluff's Police Chief Brenda Davis-Jones would need to agree to let the case go.
Regardless, Hall said she will not give up.
"Until I see something differently, I'm going to believe that she is alive. In my heart she's still alive and I think part of the problem is the police are working under the pretense that she's not," said Hall.