Weather conditions allow for continued recovery efforts for Serenity Dennard


PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — A break in extreme weather conditions is allowing for authorities to continue recovery efforts for the missing 9-year-old Serenity Dennard.

Serenity left the Black Hills Children’s Home society on Sunday, Feb. 3 sometime before noon and has yet to be located.


The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and many other responding agencies will conduct searches for the missing child on Saturday, March 30 with alternative dates planned for April 6 and 7, if the weather does not continue to cooperate.

Authorities plan on bringing in at least 7 K-9 teams for the search as well as ground and air support to aid search efforts. Pennington County Sheriff’s Office stated that weather conditions have improved enough for K-9 teams, ground searchers and air support to be more effective in searching the area.

They are not requesting additional volunteers for the ground search at this time and continue to encourage anyone living in the Rockerville – Foster Gulch and Hwy 16 area to search their property and outbuildings.

Serenity is a Caucasian female, 4 ft. 9 in. tall, 90-100 pounds, with blue eyes and shoulder length dark blonde hair. She was last seen wearing only a long-sleeved gray shirt with flowers, blue jeans and snow boots. If you have any information on her whereabouts, please contact Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-6115.

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