Temple: Volunteers search area for missing man, woman

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The search for two missing friends from Temple continued with a massive effort all across Central Texas.

Jenna Scott and Michael Swearingin

Michael Swearingin and Jenna Scott were last heard from around 3 a.m. on Jan. 4. Swearingin's car was found in Austin, but the pair were nowhere to be found.

Volunteers met Saturday at the Hawkeye Shooting Academy in Temple. After a brief meeting and prayer, they were divided up into different teams. Each team was tasked with scouring nine different areas across Central Texas.

Richie Davis has known Swearingin and Scott for over 10 years. He led a search group at Arrowhead Point Park.

"We're looking for glasses, anything suspicious that potentially tie us back to them," he said.

Davis and a handful of volunteers looked through the grassy area, hoping to find any clues.

“We don’t necessarily know where we need to look but we are starting somewhere and creating a radius and spread out from here to Austin, towards the Waco area, just cover everything and looking for anything," he said.

Davis added that the search for Swearingin and Scott has brought complete strangers together.

“It’s sad to say that it’s taken something like this to really do that, but every single person involved is very appreciative.”

Family and friends say they won't stop their efforts until the two friends are found.

As of Saturday night, there has been no new update from Temple Police Department.