Family of missing Midland woman recieve a tip of hope

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MIDLAND (KOSA) - The search is still on for 71 year-old Billie Jane Lewis.

It has been over three days since she was last seen. Yesterday her family received a tip that an employee from Bunche Elementary remembers seeing Mrs. Lewis walking by just after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Their home on Jackson st. is just a few houses down from the school.

This news had the family going door to door in the direction she may have been headed.

Tammy Noble, Mrs. Lewis' daughter got emotional as she told us about the news.

"This has been awesome. It gives us hope that she was seen. She was seen," Noble said. "She's still out there. We haven't given up. We're not giving up on the fact that she's still there."

The family is still asking the community to lend a hand.

"We just need some help. Help us look for her," Noble said. "Help us find her. Help us bring my mom back to us."

Elana Ladd, spokesperson for the City of Midland, released this statement:

"The search continues for the missing woman. Midland Police Department is currently running ads on electronic billboards at Loop 250, along Big Spring St., and along I-20.

Detectives are following leads on available video in all directions from her last location, and are checking draws and bridges, places not easily seen from the air or roadway. In addition, the Department is assessing conducting another air operation with DPS and using thermal technology.

Detectives have received “check person” calls but so far, none have been a match. If anyone has information about her whereabouts, please call (432) 685-7110."