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Cadaver dogs being brought in to aid in search for missing woman

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wednesday, police officers will continue the search for Alma Lawson, 83.

The search for the missing woman is in its 10th day.

Police are bringing in cadaver dogs to aid in the search. The dogs are coming from western North Carolina and are expected to arrive sometime tomorrow. Cadaver dogs are trained to trained to detect the scent of human remains.

Lawson, 83, was reported missing by her son, Ahmed Rashed, on Sunday after he said she didn't make it home from a friend's house.

Multiple agencies, including the Wilmington Fire Department, have participated in the search efforts.

Crews have been focusing their efforts along Burnt Mill Creek.

Police have used sonar, boats, helicopters and officers on foot to scan the area for any sign of Lawson. So far, their search has not yielded any clues.

Officers are asking those who live in the Lovegrove subdivision to check their property thoroughly for any sign of Lawson.

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