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Search for Missing Worcester County Woman Ongoing

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Helen David is shown in this photo provided to WBOC Helen David is shown in this photo provided to WBOC

WORCESTER COUNTY, Md.- The search continues for a 77-year-old Worcester County woman who has been missing since the day after Memorial Day.

Helen David, of Berlin, was reported missing by her son in the early morning hours of May 28.  While her son, Ryan Putney said it is difficult to stay upbeat as the days continue to pass, he is doing his best.

"I have my ups and downs but keeping a positive attitude that hopefully she will be found somewhere alive and kicking," said Putney.

Since David's disappearance, the Worcester County Sheriff's Office has searched by foot, by helicopter, and with the help of dive teams.  But so far, the efforts have come up with nothing.  Putney said he is doing his part as well by calling local and out of state hospitals to check if his mother was admitted as a patient anywhere.  Putney said he finds it a little odd that nothing has turned up.

"You think she walked out of the house carrying something," Putney said. "If she is walking around, she is always carrying something.  Nothing was found anywhere that she had dropped.  Her shoes didn't come off.  Her shoes are made of cork, they would float if she was in the water.  Absolutely nothing was found that she was carrying."

Putney said that he plans to make more flyers to pass out in the Berlin and South Point area, and also plans to make a Facebook page dedicated to her return.  The sheriff's office is also coordinating another water search for the near future.  Ryan Putney said despite it all, he is remaining hopeful.

"Anybody who knows my mom, she has a way of turning negatives, through work and force of energy, into a positive," Putney said. "And it wouldn't really surprise any of us who really know her that she will have a positive end to this story."

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