Volunteers form search party Sunday to look for clues in Kelly Dwyer disappearance

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Volunteers organized a search party on Sunday, November 24th to look for missing Milwaukee woman Kelly Dwyer.

27-year-old Dwyer has been missing since the morning of October 11th.

After weeks of searching, Christopher Schwartz with Operation Locate our Children says the group is now acting on a tip from a very unconventional source.

"A psychic came forward. A world-renowned psychic. I generally don't go on psychic stuff, but because of the person that came forward and different individuals that were looking over the area -- it all connects," Schwartz said.

Schwartz said about 15 people showed up on Sunday to search in the frigid cold, including Laurie Buss.

"I would hope that if somebody in my family went missing, that people would come and help us search as well," Buss said.

The searchers we spoke with say it's important to explore any and all leads -- no mater how obscure the source. "Just because it might not be a normal tip from the police or anything, you got to check everything out because you never know where a break is going to come from," said Tim Johnson, a first-time searcher for Dwyer.

Schwartz says the psychic reached out to him online, and others have contacted Dwyer's family members and friends.

"I just, we don't want to leave any stone unturned. We need to find Kelly. It's too long. She just didn't vanish. She's out there somewhere ready to be found," Schwartz said.

Schwartz says the group found a cell phone Sunday -- but it wasn't Kelly's. Schwartz says another search event is being planned for next weekend -- this time with the help of a K-9 specialist.

38-year-old Kris Zocco was allegedly the last person to see Dwyer.

Zocco has been charged with five different drug-related counts and 17 counts of child pornography, however he has not been charged with any crimes relating to Dwyer's disappearance.

Dwyer's family has put together a $10,000 reward for information leading to the missing woman.

If you have information that could help Milwaukee police in the Dwyer case, you’re strongly urged to call 414-935-7401.