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Family desperate for answers as search presses on for missing woman

Jean Stokes, 76 (Source: Family Photo) Jean Stokes, 76 (Source: Family Photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A grim search continues in New Orleans East as a special team from Hunt Correctional Institute has now joined the quest to find a 76-year-old woman who's been missing since October 11.

They last spoke to Jean Stokes on October 11. She has been missing ever since.

Family members have gathered by an old Levee off Michoud Boulevard hoping bloodhounds may bring them some closure.

Her car was found off the Levee near Michoud Blvd about a week ago. Stokes was a long time employee of The Orleans School Board and the mother of five children.  She was also a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Most of her family now lives in the Dallas area and they were hoping to have her join them soon.

"They give us hope. God's grace will get us through this. No words can describe how we feel," Stokes daughter Darlene said. "This is going to be horrendous  for sometime to come."

The Stokes family was out distributing flyers on Michould Boulevard Monday.

They are grateful for the help from Hunt Correctional and from other outside agencies that have joined in the search.

Yesterday search teams from Gulfport and Slidell came out searching the woods in New Orleans East, but still no sign of Stokes.

Anyone with any information as to her whereabouts is asked to call the New Orleans Police Department or crimestoppers. They are offering a $5,000 reward for any information that may lead to her discovery.

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