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Schinke Family Continues to Generate Support for SandraSubmitted: 04/13/2012
Story By Jenn Sullivan


SAYNER - Search and Rescue teams may have suspended their ground search but family and friends of Sanrdra's are not giving up hope.

Sandra's husband Jim Schinke, "I've got several friends that are out right as we speak and they're looking for her."

Sandra Schinke went missing last Thursday. She was last seen walking along County Highway N near her home in Sayner. But after seven days of scouring the area, the Vilas County Sheriff's Department ended its search yesterday.

Vilas County Sheriff Frank Tomlanovich said "Expanding the search would probably be unproductive. And at this time we have to consider the fatigue of the K-9s that have been involved as well as the other searchers that have been involved."

But for Sandra's family members, they don't see the end of the search as something negative.

Dawn Mitchell, Sandra's Sister, "You can't keep looking in the same spot and finding the same nothing it needs to progress further than this. I'm actually glad they have decided that and that they're going to expand the search in other areas."

During the press conference with the Vilas County Sheriff's Department they once again said they suspended the ground search but their investigation continues.

They said they're going through Sandra's cell phone records as well as her computer, going through her e-mails, trying to figure out what exactly happened to her.

Vilas County Chief Deputy Joe Fath said "We're working with the Department of Justice, the Division of Criminal Investigation. So information is out there and so we are following up on those phone calls and leads as they develop."

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department also said they will continue their water search. Those searches began at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and there's no indication as to when they'll stop searching the bodies of water around Plum Lake but we'll keep you updated as we hear more information from the Vilas County Sheriff's Department.

To continue spreading the word of Sandra's disappearance, her family is hosting a Support Vigil Saturday at 1 p.m. at the St. Germain Community Center.

That event is open to the public.

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