Public invited to help search for Samantha Puckett

Samantha Puckett went missing last November. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance. (Clemmer/KTUL)

It' s been six months since she went missing, shortly after which her boyfriend killed himself, with her family describing the events as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

"He had promised her, and he promised to kill himself afterward. So he lived up to all of his promises. The promise I want is the one that he can't keep her. We get to bring her home," said Samantha's mother Cherie Puckett.

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Saturday morning, the Central U.S. Missing Persons Task Force will help conduct a grid-style search of two areas.

"It won't be easy, so we want people to understand that before they come out, but we do need help," said Paul Puckett.

Volunteers are encouraged to come prepared to walk through heavily wooded areas. Meanwhile, the thought of actually finding Samantha is a double edged sword.

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"It's very, very hard but I did make her a promise that I wouldn't ever stop looking for her if something was to happen to her," said Cherie.

"We'll never give up on finding our daughter," said Paul.

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