Teams search for missing Lee County teacher believed dead

Amy Patterson, left, pictured with her ex-husband, Daniel Proctor, right.  Courtesy NBC-2

Amy Patterson, left, pictured with her ex-husband, Daniel Proctor, right. Courtesy NBC-2

The hunt is on for the missing middle school teacher Amy Patterson. The nationally known search team, Texas Equusearch, is in Lee County looking to find her body.

Deputies believe she was killed by her ex-husband turned boyfriend, Daniel Proctor.

The eight volunteer horse teams have gone home for the night. But ground search teams were still scouring Pine Island.

Though we weren't allowed to go with them as they search for Patterson's body, we were told the two groups covered a massive amount of land in nine hours.

But it has been three months since her suspected murder and Patterson's body is still nowhere to be found.

Friends and volunteers we spoke to say hope is what keeps them going.

"To see everyone here this morning first thing is kind of nerving. I just hope they come up with something at this point," said neighbor Gloria Sabella.

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Acey writes:

Bless Texas Equusearch and their dedicated trained volunteers who give of themselves to try to help families by searching for their missing loved ones. It takes special people to take on this task. Hope they find Amy for her family.

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