Tips are slowing down in Tricia Todd case

Posted at 1:25 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 19:20:34-04

It's now been a full week since Tricia Todd, a Hobe Sound mother, was reported missing. 

Still, search efforts from the Martin County Sheriff's Office and volunteers appear to be going strong.

On Wednesday, deputies searched for unusual smells and evidence, using cadaver dogs. They said they focused on eliminating possible areas of concern.  Places like the Hungryland Preserve, near Bridge Road and 138th, in neighborhood ponds, and off Federal Highway near Jonathan Dickinson State park. 

"These are our most rural areas if somebody was going to hide something, it would be in this route," said Martin County Sheriff's deputy Matthew Fritchie. "These are pretty easy to drive. They  are off beaten paths where you can walk and be in heavily wooded areas."

Meantime volunteers continue to search on their own accord, posting on social media about where they've been and where they need to go. 

"The volunteers that have been out have been relentless," said Heather Holden, DEEMI search and rescue volunteer. "I’ve had volunteers that have been out literally every single day."

Tricia Todd's family is giving thanks to everyone for not giving up. 

"We are begging that you come forward and contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office," said Pastor Wesley Holden, a representative speaking on the family's behalf. "We will continue to work with the Sheriff's Office and volunteers until we bring our girl home."