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Cadaver dogs seaching for mother Tricia Todd

Posted at 2:35 PM, May 07, 2016

Volunteers are determined to find a missing Hobe Sound mom.

It’s day 10 of the search for Tricia Todd and volunteers are expanding their search.

Longtime family friend Michelle Rocker and Tricia go way back

“We hung out in the nursery together,” said Michelle, about the time she'd spend with Tricia's mom. “We have babies the same age.”

Michelle says every day since Tricia’s disappearance last Wednesday has been a struggle.

“I just lay in bed at night and think, ‘Am I doing everything possible to bring her back?’” Michelle said.

Volunteers searched three miles for Tricia with five cadaver dogs: Three shepherds, a Doberman and a hound dog from Peace River Search and Rescue.

“The best thing about a K-9 is they're incredibly reliable and they clear a lot of area very quickly,” said Michael Hadsell, the director of Peace River K-9 Search and Rescue.

Volunteers will also be handing out fliers in neighborhoods in North Hobe Sound.

Michelle is hopeful there will be a break in the case.

“Every day I wake up saying this could be the day,” said Michelle. “I’m going to keep believing that.”

She wants Tricia’s 2-year-old daughter to be with her mom on Mother’s Day.

“With it being Mother's Day Weekend, I think it's affecting me even more.”

Volunteers will continue to search through the weekend.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is making plans to amp up the search on Monday.