A small group of volunteers started knocking on doors and handing out fliers to find missing Rochester teen Larie Butler. The Cue Center for Missing Persons led the search Members said getting out in the community early is key to getting answers.
"I just want her to come home and I don't care if I have to walk these streets everyday," Larie's grandmother MaryAnn Snipes said. "I'll be out here everyday trying to find my granddaughter."
Wednesday night Snipes and volunteers started canvassing Rochester neighborhoods to find her 17-year-old granddaughter Larie.
They handed out flyers with the teen's picture on it to businesses; people walking by and even driving their cars.
Dawn Drexel with the Cue Center helped form the search group. Her daughter Brittanee went missing in 2009.
"I know what they're going through," Drexel said. "This is my third year that my daughter has been missing. Anything that I can do for another family member ... I'm going to help them."
"It seems like it's getting harder and harder every day and every night," MaryAnn Snipes said. "I don't know where she at, but I just wish she would come home. Larie, if you see this I love you please come home."
Snipes was at Marketplace Mall handing out fliers earlier Wednesday.
Larie's family last heard from her Saturday when she asked to go to the mall with a male friend. That friend told police he dropped the teen off that night near East High School in Rochester.
Now police said he's not cooperating.
"We have had subsequent attempts to interview this person," Rochester Police Chief Jim Sheppard said. "He has declined to be interviewed any further. To date we have been unable to coroberate his initial story as to what occurred and what time he dropped her off."
They said the friend is not a suspect. However, they said the case is suspicious and they don't believe Larie is a runaway. The not knowing is torture for her mother.
"The last time I talked to her she told me she loved me," Karen Snipes said. "I ain't seen her since and it's been four days I need her home."
"Anyone else that knows where she's at please call 911," MaryAnn Snipes said. "Take it in your heart. Put yourself in my shoes."
Larie's family hopes each step they take brings them one more step closer to bringing Larie home.
Volunteers will be back out in full force again tomorrow. Larie is about 5 feet tall and about 125 pounds.
The teen also has brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information to call 911.