At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, the Pope County Sheriff’s Office and Pope County OEM Search and Rescue team were dispatched to the area of SR 164 and Newman Road to conduct a search for a 36-year-old woman who had been missing since last Saturday, May 2nd. According to her family, Gabrielle Pemberton, 36, walked out of the front door of her home between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and hasn’t been seen or heard from since then. When Gabrielle left the residence, she was wearing a cubs t-shirt, white warm up pants and flip flops. She did not have any other belongings with her. Gabrielle was described to be a white female, has dark brown shoulder length hair with some red tints in it, is 5’10” and weighs 170 pounds. Gabrielle’s family stated over the past few days, they have conducted searches of their property by foot and by using their tractor. After searching without any luck in finding Gabrielle, her family did find her flip flops. The public was asked if they had any information concerning Gabrielle, her whereabouts or if they had seen her to call Pope County dispatch. After arriving at the location, Pope County OEM officials and a deputy with the Pope County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Gabrielle’s family. Her family members offered details concerning her disappearance and gave an overview of the surrounding property that was about 100 acres. While the information was gathered, search and rescue members unloaded their ATVs and other equipment they would use during the search and prepared to initiate a search plan. Just after 5 p.m., search and rescue teams were provided the information shared with officials and the search began. Around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Arkansas Alliance of Bloodhound Search Specialists (AABSS) from Johnson County joined the search efforts after a scent inventory was conducted with items known to belong to Gabrielle. AABSS handlers, Kim Burnett, Klay Rowbotham and Casey Jacimore and the organizations senior bloodhound Baxter, assisted in the search by tracking Gabrielle’s scent. Once Baxter locates the scent, the bloodhound immediately left the property and traveled northeast from the residence along Newman Road. Once Baxter reached SR 164, he led his handlers towards Moreland continuing to track the scent. After Baxter reached State Highway 124, he led his handlers to the area of the Dollar General on State Highway 124 where the scent went cold. Pope County OEM Search & Rescue conducted the search for Gabrielle for approximately four hours. The team searched the areas and property surrounding the residence where Gabrielle had last been seen, but the team was unable to locate her. After the sun set Tuesday night, the Pope County OEM Search and Rescue team suspended their search efforts for the night due to the darkness. After loading their ATVs and other equipment, they checked back en route to their station. A short time later following their departure, Gabrielle was discovered by neighbors walking down SR 164. A little before 10 p.m. Tuesday night, Pope County EMS 134 and Dover ERTs were dispatched to the area of SR 164 and Newman Road to evaluate Gabrielle. After she was evaluated by EMS personnel, Gabrielle denied treatment or transport by Pope County EMS, but elected to be transported to the hospital by personal vehicle. At this time, additional information concerning Gabrielle’s whereabouts, her current condition and further details concerning the incident have not been released.
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At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, the Pope County Sheriff’s Office and Pope Coun…
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