MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- The search for missing Machesney Park woman Katrina Smith has been non-stop for the last two weeks and now her family is enlisting the help of local hunters.
Katrina's family says they haven't been able to search Rock Cut State Park as thoroughly as they'd like, mostly because it's such a big area. So when the park is closed for deer and turkey hunting this weekend, they're making sure every hunter gets a flyer with her picture on it.
Today a couple of dozen people searched the southwest corner of the Park they found a woman's Jacket, but there's no way to know if it's Katrina’s until police send it for testing. Over the last week searchers say they've found a shovel, gloves, a roll of duct tape, a female suit jacket, and bloody papertowels. Anything that looks out of place has been reported to police.
“There's going to be over a hundred different hunters here so we just want to tell anyone that's coming hunting in that time period just be aware that Katrina is still missing and there could be evidence that if you see anything out of the normal don't touch it but notify the park ranger,” said Katrina’s brother, Chad Kaltved.
There is a benefit tomorrow night for Katrina at Casey's Pub starting at 5:30. The money raised there will help the family continue their search.
At this time, police aren’t saying much. Detectives are really urging people to check their properties and any out buildings for signs of Katrina. They say she was wearing black pants and a red top. The family says police are considering searching the banks of the Rock River with cadaver dogs , but that's not something police will confirm or deny.