Funds raised for billboards, a private investigator in search for missing woman

Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 20:23:31-04

MURRAY -- For weeks volunteers have canvassed neighborhoods with fliers and showered social media feeds, and now those searching for a Kayelyn Louder are taking a new approach.

The group of friends behind the search have put up billboards on I-15 and are donating money to hire a private investigator.

“We are trying to raise funds, because obviously people are taking time out of their lives [to volunteer],” said Joe Cooling, who is a friend of Louder.

Police officials said there's no indication of a kidnapping or any kind of violence at this point. They said it seems Louder may have been confused or disoriented and wandered off, based on her interactions with a roommate and her remarks during several 911 calls that proved to be false reports.

Surveillance video shows Louder barefoot in the rain outside her condo, just before she went missing at the end of September.

“If she had wandered off she is in just as much danger from the elements and strange people as if she were abducted, I don't see the difference in the motivation to bring her home,” said volunteer Rachel Chatteron-Booth.

Anyone with information on the disappearance is asked to call the Murray Police Department at 801-840-4000.