Texas Search Team Helps With Cori Baker Search
Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 8:56 pm
By: News On 6
Texas EquuSearch is a volunteer group that searches for lost people, both dead and alive. They are now beginning a fresh search for 13-year-old Cori Baker when other efforts have failed. They work all over the U.S. and in other countries.
News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports they have a ship and dive team headed to Aruba to do an underwater search for missing teenager Natalie Holloway after learning she may have been put into a crab trap and dumped in the sea. They have members in Illinois, searching for Stacy Peterson, a woman feared dead whose police officer husband is a suspect.
Now, Cori Baker is also on their list.
Cindy Wisdom is getting her Tulsa bearings, so her team, with the help of local volunteers, can look for Cori Baker's body. Even though searchers have covered much ground in the past two weeks, Texas EquuSearch's policy is to start from scratch.
"Many times, we've gone out and searched an area that's been searched many times and we're the ones fortunate enough to find them," said Texas EquuSearchâ€™s Cindy Wisdom.
Wisdom joined the team, first as a volunteer when her meth addicted cousin left rehab and disappeared. Texas EquuSearch found him and he's now gotten the help he needs. The group exists because its founder, Tim Miller's daughter was kidnapped and killed and it took 17 months to find her body.
"It's my prayer every night to wake up and find out we're not needed, I won't have a job, can do something else and can go to something else," said Cindy Wisdom.
The group doesn't charge families or police agencies, they are totally donation driven. Her group recently found the body of Benjamin Stanford, a grandson of an Alabama senator who'd been missing for more than a week.
She has a feeling they'll be able to do the same for Cori Baker.
"I feel really confident about this search. Sometimes I feel confident, sometimes I don't. But, this particular one, I feel it's not going to be, it's going to be done, we're going to find her," said Cindy Wisdom.
Texas EquuSearch is asking for volunteers to meet them at the Mabee Center on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Volunteers need to be at least 18-years-old, have a valid ID and should wear long pants and close toed shoes or boots.
EquuSearch is scheduled to be in Tulsa until next week.
If Cori Bakerâ€™s body or other evidence isn't found by Friday, when the suspect Marquis Bullock goes to court, he may be charged with a lesser crime than murdered or released altogether.
The Mabee Center is located at 8023 S. Lewis Ave.
Watch the video: Search Team Brought In To Look For Cori Baker
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