Rescue teams searching for Mountain View, Mo. woman in national forest

Published: May. 22, 2020 at 1:06 PM CDT
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A young Howell County woman has vanished - the circumstances around her disappearance have her family worried.

"We just want to find her. Bring her home safe to her kids," Kathy and Joseph Spence, aunt and uncle to Brittany Gorman told KY3.

Wednesday afternoon was the last time family or loved ones saw or heard from 29-year-old Brittany Gorman.

"She was just a well loved person," said Brittany's boyfriend Gene Roberts.

A day later, park rangers found Gorman's truck parked at Buck Hollow --- a popular recreation site along the Jacks Fork River, inside the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways.

Investigators say they found evidence that Gorman might be injured.

"They found Brittany's truck down here. Blood around it and on her truck. She was nowhere to be found," Kathy Spence explained.

Gorman's boyfriend says she had recently spent a night in her truck at Buck Hollow.

"She had told me that she had came down here to sleep one time. That's the only time that I know of, Roberts added. An officer checked on her one night, but she wouldn't have any reason to be staying here Wednesday."

Family have scoured the surrounding area, searching for any sign of Brittany, but with no luck.

Investigators ask that anyone who was in the Buck Hollow area over the past two days, to give them a call.

"Brittany, if you are out there, we are looking for you. We won't stop until we find you. We love you," Roberts exclaimed.

Special Agents with the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch have opened a missing person investigation in coordination with the Texas County Sheriff's Department and Missouri Highway Patrol.

If you have information that could help investigators, or if you were in the area of Buck Hollow around May 20-21, please contact authorities. CALL or TEXT the ISB Tip Line 888-653-0009

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