Authorities search for Serenity Dennard in clear weather

ROCKERVILLE S.D. — The search for 9-year-old Serenity Dennard resumed on Saturday as first responders and search crews from across the Black Hills gathered in Rockerville.

On Saturday, search crews gathered at TeePee Gulch Road off of Highway 16. They then split up and meticulously combed the woods.

Since Serenity went missing from the Children’s Home Society on South Rockerville Road in Feburary, hundreds of first responders have contributed to the search. On Saturday, around 80 people from different agencies, 10 dog teams, and two helicopters were part of the search. As the weather has continued to warm and most of the snow in the search area has melted, search teams are out in the woods in full force.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says over 260 interviews have been conducted and they have followed up on many leads throughout the country.

Serenity is 4 foot 7 inches, 90-100 pounds, with blue eyes and shoulder length dark blonde hair. She was last seen wearing only a long sleeved grey shirt with flowers, blue jeans and snow boots, and no coat.

On Saturday numerous agencies assisted in the search including: Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department, Wall Volunteer Fire Department, Quinn Volunteer Fire Department, Johnson Siding Vol Fire Department, Battle Creek Fire District, Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department, Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department, Ellsworth AFB Fire Department, Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and the Fairburn Volunteer Fire Department.

Image Courtesy Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

Categories: Local News, South Dakota News