Sunday, November 15, 2009

Anthony Holland - 21 Weeks Missing

Well, today is 21 weeks and still no news.

Anthony is the featured missing person for the 18 WHEEL ANGELS in a national truckers magazine. Story is posted in a blog from October 3rd. We so desperately hope this will get his story and picture looked at by thousands of truckers all over this great nation.

We all went out searching this weekend. A very nice family allowed us to search their property. Their land and home is just north of Anthony's land where his pick-up and cell phone were found. We appreciate all the land owners that have been so gracious to us. My aunt sacrificed her Saturday and went out with us. We continue to be awed by everyone's kindness and help.

I got so lost on this search. I don't understand how but I would head out walking west of the my dad's truck, and continue to walk west and the next thing I knew I was east of his truck. Go figure. But you can tell that the thickets were thick (see pictures) even though the leaves were dead. I think I entered one and then another and just got turned around. We did see one snake (harmless) and a coyote. But that was all - no clues.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Weeks Are Adding Up

Yesterday was 19 weeks. It is almost impossible to believe. I never in a million years thought that we would not have found him by now.

We had a family meeting yesterday. Unfortunately, we did not reach any decisions on what to do next. Some want to continue to search the farm land even though it is hunting season and others are scared one of us would get shot. I TRULY believe that if one of us was missing, Anthony would search right through deer season for us!!!

During the family meeting I was reminded of Anthony's generosity and thoughtfulness. I remember him buying my brother, my sister and me a brand new dirt bike with the money he earned on wheat harvest. Very considerate for a 18 year old boy. He also bought my parents a dining room table. That's Anthony!!

Our family hopes and prays that he is out there safe somewhere but we find it hard to believe that none of us have heard from him. Anthony never did anything alone. He always wants company. We continue to fear that he fell to his death out on the farms or died of heat stroke. We also worry that he was a victim of foul play. We desperately need answers.

Please print a poster ( and post it at your school, work place or church. We would appreciate that so much! Also, we thank everyone for their encouragement, their help with the searches and their kind words and prayers. May God bless all of you.