Search for Serenity set to resume earlier than planned

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is planning to resume the search for missing 9-year-old Serenity Dennard, a few days earlier than planned.

Improved weather is allowing for the Sheriff’s Office to conduct both air and ground searches beginning Wednesday, March 27. The searches will include K-9s, helicopters, and a “significant search party” consisting of different agencies. They are not requesting volunteers to aid in the search.

Authorities announced last week they would resume their search on march 30 and 31 with alternate searches planned for April 6 or 7.

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Melanie Strong, says the terrain and harsh winter have been the biggest hindrance in the search for Serenity but the Sheriff’s Office has continued to plan and prepare for available searches.

Serenity is a Caucasian female, 4 foot 7 inches, 90-100 pounds, with blue eyes and shoulder length dark blonde hair. She was last seen Feb. 3 at the Black Hills Children’s Home wearing only a long sleeved grey shirt with flowers, blue jeans and snow boots.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that residents of Rockerville, Foster Gulch and along Hwy 16 search their property and outbuildings.

Anyone with tips regarding the whereabouts of Serenity Dennard, is asked to contact the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at (605) 394-6115.

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