Volunteers hold prayer vigil after search for missing Omaha mom turns up nothing

Volunteers hold prayer vigil after search for missing Omaha mom turns up nothing

The community embraced Martha Hollis Sunday night during a prayer vigil at St. Matthew Lutheran Church off 60th Street.

Her daughter is Camisha Hollis, who police say has been missing since Easter night.

"It doesn't feel real," said Martha Hollis. "That's all I can say."

A couple hours before the vigil, people went out searching for Camisha.

"We've actually just pretty much just split off into groups and tried to cover everything," said volunteer Sam Larson.

It was the community's third search effort. The focus this time was on parks and wooded trails.

It follows Thursday's discovery, when investigators say they found Carmisha's car near 22nd and Douglas.

"I am very hopeful," said volunteer Cindy Larson. "She just needs to come home to her family."

Camisha Hollis is a mother of three, and police say the children's father Marvin Young currently sits in jail.

Court documents show that Young faces one count of Resisting Arrest and three counts of Intentional Child Abuse with no Injury.

Martha says she's holding onto her faith and the kindness of others that her daughter will come home alive.

"I know some people searching, we don't know," said Martha Hollis. "I appreciate that. It was very thoughtful for them to do that."

Police say the investigation is on-going.

Detectives are now searching for any surveillance video that might help them in the case.

If you have any information, call Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.


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