STEVENSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — One week after the disappearance of an Eastern Shore woman, hundreds now join in a massive search.
Adam May reports they’re looking for Robin Pope, a mother who seemingly vanished without a trace.
More than 200 volunteers gathered in Stevensville to search for clues in the disappearance of 51-year-old Robin Pope.
“You find clothing that kind of looks interesting. Obviously weapons, knives, guns, any shell casings,” said one searcher.
The mother of two was last seen by her soon-to-be ex-husband. Wayne Pope did not join the search, but it drew many other family members, friends and total strangers.
“We’re hoping that we’re going to find some clues, or just help this family out and help them get some closure,” said Siarra Noone.
“I feel like it’s the right thing to do. If it was my family I’d want somebody out helping me too,” said Lauren Jones.
Volunteers combed the shorelines of Queen Anne’s County and knocked on hundreds of doors.
“Just to make sure that they’ve searched their property, that they’re aware of what’s going on and that they’re looking for any signs for anything out of the ordinary,” said Becky Eismann.
“I know the family from a long time ago, so I decided to come down and lend a hand,” said Pat Fletcher.
Pat Fletcher and his dog Casey are trained in search and rescue.
“I hope for the best. I hope that she left on her own, but eight days is not a good sign,” he said.
But everyone still expresses hope for Pope, especially her two daughters.
“We’re just hoping we find her safe and sound. And we want her to know if she is watching this, we will not stop, because we know that she never would. We’re not giving up. It’s not going to happen,” said Rachael Pope.
Volunteers tell WJZ they did find a few articles of clothing and some disturbed ground.
Police are now following up with those potential leads.