Missing girl update: Neighbors, you may have information

Published 1:41 pm Friday, February 12, 2016

Live near Brewton’s Cottage Hill Drive?

If so, you may unknowingly hold information into the disappearance of 16-year-old Brooke Lee Bridges, and police want to talk with you.

For the second day in row, volunteers from the Klaas Foundation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, others from neighboring counties on ATVs and foot continued with the search of wooded areas in the Alco community.

Included in that search is a canvas of the streets surrounding the Bridges’ home on Cottage Hill Avenue.

On Thursday, Brewton Police Chief Monte McGougin and an FBI spokesman said no detail is too small about sightings or happenings during the Sunday night and early Monday morning when Bridges went missing.

Officials asked that those within that 10-street geographic area who have not spoken with law enforcement visit the telecommunications building at Jefferson Davis Community College. The site is serving as command central for the scores of local, state and federal agents involved in solving Bridges’ disappearance.

On Friday, the flurry of activity continued neighborhood around JDCC as law enforcement and volunteers continue the search for missing girl.

Local churches, like Brewton’s First United Methodist Church, and other groups have donated coolers, food, drinks and paper products to feed those on scene.

Officials said there would be no press conferences today; however, a media release will be sent later to update the public on the ongoing investigation.