TUNICA, MS - It's been almost a month since an elderly Arlington man disappeared on his way to Tunica. The only lead? George Nicholson's truck was found last week abandoned in the woods in the Tunica Cut-off.
After six days of searching through those woods, there's been no sign of the 83 year old. Those looking for Nicholson are running out of options, but they're not willing to call off the search yet.
Crews started out Wednesday, July 27, 2011, by re-examining the area where Nicholson's truck was found, but they still have more questions than answers.
"Right now, we have no idea," says Louise Linzy with the Tunica County Sheriff's Office. "We don't know where he is or where he could be. We've searched all the areas and we have rechecked those areas."
Weary deputies, along with Nicholson's family and friends, still have nothing to show after nearly a week of scouring the woods and nearby farmland. They haven't found anything but his truck to prove Nicholson was ever in Tunica.
"Just a few smells, but nothing really," Linzy tells abc24.com.
On day six, cadaver dogs were brought out again to help search, but again, no luck.
"The dogs are getting a scent and are losing it by the water going back toward the river," says Nicholson's son, Nick.
He's been at the Tunica Cut-off every day, spending more time searching for his dad than at his home in Arlington. But the outlook is becoming grim.
"We've just about run out of ideas," he says. "We're just doing the best we can and hoping we can find something one way or the other."
Those sentiments are echoed by Nicholson's fellow searchers.
"What we're looking for is closure," says Linzy.
Despite the odds, no one is ready to talk about quitting.
"We don't want to end the search," says Linzy, "without making sure we've done everything we could have done."