It has now been one week since missing San Antonio mom Andreen McDonald vanished, but friends and family are holding out hope that they'll find her, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.
The search for the 29 year old will resume at Camp Bullis on Saturday.
"The unknown is just crazy. We just want to find her," Aunt Cheryl Spencer says.
She is one of about 300 people who searched Camp Bullis Thursday. Many are returning today to resume the effort. She says, as days grow longer, their hopes of finding her alive grow slimmer.
"We're hopeful. This community has shown in an exemplary fashion what 'community' is all about," she told Newsradio 1200 WOAI's Michael Board
McDonald, 29, was reported missing on March 1st. Her husband, Andre McDonald, 40, is in jail, and is the main suspect. Bond has been set at $2 million on a charge with tampering with evidence. He's accused of tearing up receipts for a shovel, ax, garbage bags, gas cans and other items that the Bexar County Sheriffs believe he was going to use to dispose of her body.
The search started near the pair's Timberwood Park home. Then, suddenly, it shifted to Camp Bullis. Andre McDonald, who holds the rank of Major in the Air Force Reserves, was spotted at the military post within hours of McDonald vanishing. He did not have official business at Camp Bullis, which sparked the curiosity of investigators, who believe a body may have been dumped somewhere inside the massive installation on San Antonio's Northwest side.
Andreen McDonald's employers tell 1200 WOAI news that, as soon as the news hit that she was missing, they knew her husband must be involved.
Milton Wilson, who was hired by McDonald to do music therapy at her Starlight Homes Assisted Living facilities, says the company Christmas Party this year stood out not only for its beauty, but for how strange McDonald's husband was acting. He was standoffish with guests and his own wife.
"I was set aback by the distance they had between them. They didn’t mingle during course of the night. He was in one area and she was in another."
It left him, and other guests, with the impression that all was not right in their marriage.
Andre McDonald has, meanwhile, lawyered up Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says he's refusing to speak with investigators.
"We had hoped that he would have given us information that led us to where Andreen might be, if he knows that information. And we believe he does."
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