MURRAY, Utah — The search for a missing Murray woman continues to develop, as more outside sources have joined in to help.
“What spoke to me the most about wanting to be involved is I hope and pray this family receives answers that we were never given,” said Claire Fierman.
Fierman was a good friend of Natalee Holloway. She was with Holloway in Aruba, 10 years ago, when the 18-year-old from Alabama disappeared. Holloway was pronounced dead in 2012.
Fierman now lives in Utah, where she has been introduced to the story of another missing person, Kayelyn Louder.
“Just looking into her eyes in that picture took me immediately back to Natalee and Natalee’s story,” Fierman said.
Fierman said her best advice to Kayelyn’s family is to keep her picture and personality alive in the community.
“Natalee’s case was kept alive for years after her disappearance and if nothing else it felt good to our heart and our souls to hear her story and feel like people weren’t giving up on her,” Fierman said.
Kayelyn’s family said it’s reassuring to have someone like Fierman for support.
“Basically like a living hell every day to wake up and not know where your loved one is,” said Amy Fugal, Kayelyn’s cousin. “To have someone who completely understands what you are going through is really helpful, and tips they learned along the way and ideas are really great.”
Kayelyn’s family has also hired independent investigators, DSS, for help in the case.
“We’ve had significant developments over the last week and a half, we are getting tips in daily, several tips every day,” said Tiffany Clupp, independent investigator. “Most of these leads I would say cannot rule out foul play.”
Kayelyn was last seen Sept. 27 outside her apartment barefoot, with no shoes, no purse and no phone.
“The unfortunate part for us is we have a huge laundry list of what ifs and scenarios and even more than we had on day one, which is kind of mind boggling, we need those tips to come in, those people to come forward with any information that could help us,” Fugal said.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Murray Police at 801-840-4000.