Search in Glade Creek for Toddler Called Off


The formal and organized search for a missing Madison County toddler has been called off.

Madison County Sheriff, Rick Evans tells us the search for 18-month-old, Krystal Wiggins is officially suspended.

Five-days ago, the toddler and her brother, four-year-old, Damien Wiggins, were swept out of their mother’s arms, into Glade Creek, after their family car was overcome by flood waters on a low water bridge.

Tuesday, Damien’s body was found, but Krystal Wiggins was not. The Arkansas State Police that have been here the last two days had to be called off to work on another disaster and there were less than half as many volunteers then there were the past few days. Police said the wind did affect the turnout. They believe volunteer numbers were down because some people think the cold wind was too harsh to get into the water. Sheriff Evans said the main reason for the suspension of the search was a lack of resources. 

Sheriff Rick Evans, Madison County Sheriff’s Office said, “We’re never going to stop looking but we’re going to scale back on the search. We have exhausted a lot of our resources. Two of our top-of-the-line very top notch search teams they had to go home.” 

Sheriff Evans said he expects family members and volunteers to continue to come out and look for Krystal but the county just could not supply any more resources at this time. 

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