PINE BLUFF, AR -- "For 17 1/2 years I've been waiting because for me that's been the hindrance to the case," Hall said.
We first met Laurell Hall back in February. She told us Clea, the teen's shortened name, did clerical work for Dr. Larry Amos. Clea had a few weeks left until graduation and then off to college.
"She was not only studious but the kids at school liked her," Laurell told us in our February 2012 interview.
But Clea never made it to graduation. In fact, she hasn't seen or heard from her daughter since she dropped her off at Amos' home office.
"If somebody's child disappeared from my house, I'd be more upset than the parent and anybody could come at anytime to search," Laurell said.
Fast forward to Thursday, some unknown clue leads detectives to finally search Amos' home and the land surrounding it. Hall hopes they found something to piece this mystery together.
She was amazed to see the crowd, waiting for answers just like her.
"People I guess have been praying. They haven't been forthcoming and we just assumed people had forgotten about her," said Hall.
Until she gets answers, the pink ribbons will stay on the family house to represent a missing loved one.
"I have to say thank you, Dustin, because you weren't from this area and back in February we did this story and I think it was the catalyst," Hall said.