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Police formulate plan to continue search

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett police identified specific areas they intend to examine closer on foot in Thursday night's helicopter search for clues surrounding Leslie Adams, a 40-year-old Lilburn woman reported missing under suspicious circumstances on Oct. 25.

The helicopter search began at 9:30 p.m. and lasted for one hour, said Officer Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Police officers were strategically stationed on the ground while Detective Marcus Head, lead investigator, and the pilot scanned the search area with special equipment that highlights footprints, latent heat signatures and well-worn footpaths unable to be seen with the naked eye in daylight.

Investigators have met and have clear steps laid out for the next move, Head said.

The reward for information leading to Adams' safe return or the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with her disappearance has jumped from $10,000 to $25,000.

Authorities ask anyone with information to call Head at 770-513-5300.