Search continues for missing Mt. Pleasant woman
There is very little new information from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office regarding the search for Teresa Bruegge, Mt. Pleasant,
“We have searched. We are continuing to check,” said “Henry County Sheriff, Rich McNamee. “We are limited because of the weather. With as cold as it is, the river is starting to freeze back over. We are unable to get back on the water at this time.”
Henry County Conservation located a silver 1992 Dodge Caravan on Feb. 15, parked at the end of the boat ramp at Faulkner’s Access near Oakland Mills. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to locate the registered owner of the vehicle, Bruegge.
She could not be located and a search was made by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Conservation, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa DNR.
“We’ve worked with the DNR over the last five days, and they cannot go back onto the river at this point. As soon as the weather breaks free again, we will check some more,” said McNamee.
The main area of the search is focused on the area near the water where Bruegge’s van was found. “We have some other avenues that we are checking, but they are very limited,” said McNamee.
When asked about the possibility of foul play, McNAmee replied that they hadn’t ruled anything out at this point.
“The deputy is investigating it with every possibility, as we do with any case like this. We treat it as the most serious it could potentially be, that way we don’t overlook evidence that may be there and we can’t retrieve later,” said McNamee.
Bruegge is described as a white female, 5’6’’, approximately 300 lbs, with a shaved head. She was last seen wearing blue shorts, a gray t-shirt, blue jacket and a tan cap.
Anyone with information regarding Bruegge is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 385-2712.