LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The search continued Thursday for a missing mother of three boys from Hot Springs Village.
Authorities are looking for 46-year-old Dawna Natzke, who disappeared about a week ago.
Crews spend Thursday doing searches both on the ground and in the air but turned up nothing. They focused on a two-mile radius from the area where Natzke's car was found burned, one week ago.
It's the final lap of the day for this mounted patrol team, searching remote woods about nine miles northwest of Hot Springs Village, for 46-year-old Dawna Natzke.
We find Team Two wrapping up for the day, before heading to the base camp for Thursday's search for Natzke. She was last seen by her boyfriend last Wednesday night at her Hot Springs Village home.
"We started at approximately 9 a.m. this morning," Captain Shelby Terry said.
Captain Shelby Terry is with the Garland County Sheriff's Office, one of four agencies working the search.
"We had about ten people on horseback, six people support for mounted patrol, we had Game and Fish and also had a State Police helicopter with two to three spotters inside," Terry said.
About 20 people were on board, focusing two miles beyond where a U.S. Forest Service worker found Natzke's 1997 Ford Escort wagon burned last Thursday.
"Most of it is Weyerhauser and Forest Service; it's been cut over so it's thick and rough," Terry said.
It was difficult terrain to search. But Terry feels crews worked through it enough Thursday to determine: "At this point she's not two miles from here." You feel sure about that?" THV's Max Seigle asks. "I feel sure about that," Terry said.
It makes this mystery more difficult to digest.
"We'd like to be able to find her and put closure for the family and solve this," Terry said.
It's an ending yet to come while this day ends with prayers and hope.
Captain Terry says there's no official word yet on any searches Thursday. He said he'll check in with Hot Springs Village Police and see if they have any other ideas for search areas.
Hot Springs Village Public Safety Director A.L. Cornett says workers are checking ravines and culverts for Natzke in the village. He also said there's no new developments to report as far the investigation goes.
We do know from Natzke's mother that there's a community search this Saturday. It will take place starting at 8 a.m. at the Jessieville School.