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Robin Pope Search Continues, Missing 10 Days From Stevensville, Md.

6:20 PM, Mar 10, 2013   |    comments
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KENT ISLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two hundred people came out to search for a Stevensville, Maryland woman who's been missing for 10 days.

Robin Pope, 51, disappeared from her waterfront home on the Chesapeake Bay on March 1.

Jack Devaughn came out on Sunday to participate in the search, "Right now it's just looking for anything we can find, anything."

Friends, neighbors and strangers knocked on doors, searched neighborhoods and checked the shore line.

"If it was my mom or friend I'd want the same thing," a volunteer said. 

Pope's daughters Rachael and Priscilla organized the search, they talked with the media earlier this week, and today thanked the volunteers.

"We're just hoping to find her safe and sound. This is unusual, it's not like her. It's just really hard," said Rachel Pope.

Debbie Shaw is a family friend who helped coordinate the search efforts, "I couldn't imagine my children going through this, it breaks my heart."

The local volunteer fire department is serving as the command post. Two-hundred people have been broken into groups of eight to find Robin. This is a private search but fire, police and the sheriff's departments are all in support of the volunteers.

Organizers had not seen Robin Pope's husband, Wayne, during Sunday's search and had no information if he would show up. The couple had lived in their Kent Island home until they separated in December.

Investigators say the day she disappeared she had returned to the house to get some belongings. Her husband told police he left the house when she arrived. When he returned she had vanished and her car still in the driveway.

Since then people have searched in the air, dived in the Chesapeake and scoured the area.

The family dog, an 11-year-old Great Dane, was found dead in the water along the shoreline with no external injuries as first suspected.

While there were no signs of Robin after Sunday's search, friends are staying optimistic.

"We can't give up hope in finding her. We feel she is nearby."

There have been no arrests.

Anyone with information to the whereabouts of Robin Pope are asked to call the Maryland State Police at 410-758-1101.

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