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LEFT - Tammy Call

RIGHT - Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Calvin Turner and Sheriff Sam Craft in the area where the girl's skeletal remains were found in 1997, seven years after she disappeared.

Dodging afternoon thunderstorms in the sky and unpleasant reptiles on the ground, officials with the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Department are continuing to search a swampy wooded area in the Kisatchie National Forest for anything related to Tammy Call. The girl was 15-years-old when she vanished in Leesville in 1990, and her skeletal remains were found in the national forest in 1997.

A team of investigators ventured into the forest over the weekend and planned to continue searching all week, sifting through every square inch of dirt where the body was located. Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft and Investigator Rhonda Jordan say they hope to find teeth or bone fragments - anything related to the girl.

To this day no one knows what happened to the girl, how she died, or how her body came to be in that location. She was at Leesville High School on February 20th, 1990, and someone reported seeing her walking down a road near the school later that same day. A few months later her backpack was found in bushes next to another road.

There were no developments until her remains were found seven years later.

As of Thursday, Craft and his crew have not reported any significant discoveries.

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