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Renewed hope in Randall case after Ohio women found

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(WMC-TV) - The discovery of missing women in Cleveland has renewed hope for many in the Mid-South that their loved ones will be found alive.

Friends and family of 14-year-old Sidney Randall said they needed news like the discovery in Ohio to help them keep going.

Katlin Deal and her friends frequently talk about Randall who disappeared in March from her Walnut Ridge, Arkansas home.

"I write to her all the time. I pray for her, and we help go look for her," said Deal.

There have been many extensive searches for the 14-year-old beauty queen.

Now with the discovery of three missing women alive in Cleveland, Ohio a decade after they disappeared – there is optimism.

"It gave me hope that she'll come back. It may not be soon, but eventually," said Deal.

Deal said the discovery of the Ohio women was even discussed in her social studies class.

Randall's mother said the three Ohio women who were found many years after they went missing bring hope and joy.

Investigators in Walnut ridge have hit a dead end in the search for the 14-year-old.

"We have no clues, no evidence, anything on Sidney. It's just like she vanished. Just disappeared," said Walnut Ridge Police Department Chief Rich Thatcher.

Investigators in Walnut Ridge are intrigued by the discovery of the women in Ohio. They do plan to continue searches for Sidney Randall.

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