One month later: Search for Cape Coral mother continues

Lauren Dumolo was last seen 29 days ago. On Tuesday, Dumolo turned 30 and her family wants the community to remember her.

“She’s somebody’s mother. She’s somebody’s sister.  She’s somebody’s daughter. She needs to be found,” said Kelly Whalen, one of the volunteers at Saturday’s search.

More than a dozen people came out in North Fort Myers to help search for Dumolo.

“Until we know or until we find something, you keep looking. Whether it takes weeks, it takes months, you just keep looking ’til you can find something,” said volunteer Morgan Kulchawik.

The group spent time putting up flyers and handing them to people passing by, all for the sake of keeping Dumolo in people’s minds and hoping someone might have some information about what happened to her.

“We’re just trying to keep her name out there. We’re still trying to keep people informed that she’s still missing,” Kulchawik said.

Volunteers also searched heavily wooded areas and while they know it’s not the same as having the police search, they want to make sure they’re doing all they can to find Dumolo.

“We’re not professionals but we’re going to do the best we can and hope we find something that can lead us to where she is,” Whalen said.

For some volunteers with families and children, the search hit even closer to home. “I have a 22-year-old daughter so it hits home. Of course, I would hope that everybody would come out and help me if I was searching. God forbid…I would hope so,” Whalen said.

If you have any information on the disappearance of Lauren Dumolo, you are asked to contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223.

Reporter:Andryanna Sheppard
Writer:Drew Hill
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