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First Coast friends try to help locate missing Mississippi girl

1:21 PM, Sep 28, 2012   |    comments
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  • 22-year old Brailynne Corr, a 2008 graduate of Ridgeview High, missing in Mississippi
  • Lou Anne McCormick, mother of Corr's childhood friend Mallory, is helping father through Facebook to find his daughter.
    

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Brailynne Corr graduated from Ridgeview High in 2008, recently graduated from UCF and is now missing from Mississippi.

She went to live with her parents in Mississippi and started a job a month ago at a hospital in Jackson. She's been missing now for 10 days.

One Jacksonville family who has known her since childhood is trying to help find her from their home here on the First Coast.

Lou Anne McCormick has spent hours on Facebook of late, trying to spread the word about Corr.

Brailynne and her daughter Mallory were friends throughout elementary and junior high in Orange Park. They continued to keep in touch.

"I can't imagine what she is going through right now, my daughter's friend, I just want to help the family," said McCormick.

McCormick has been in touch with Corr's father in Mississippi, Dave Corr.

"He is just distraught, driving on the roads of Mississippi looking for her."

Corr told First Coast news that he has gone to several places in Mississippi where his daughter was known to be, but he has had no luck finding her.

McCormick convinced him to open an account at Regions Bank in Brandon, Mississippi. She wants to raise money through Facebook to help the family hire a private investigator.

"I thought what would I do, I would hire someone besides local police to help me find my daughter, that's how I'd go about it."

Corr told her parents she was going to Hattiesburg, Mississippi on September 15th to visit friends. While she did go to Hattiesburg, she did not visit anyone.

She was last seen two days later on the 17th at a Walmart in Picuayne, Miss., 3 hours away.

"She'd gone to Walmart, gone in bought gum, then bought gas and went inside again to get bottled water," said McCormick.
That was 10 days ago.

No signs of her since, no evidence of using her credit card.

"A really good girl about checking in with Mom and Dad constantly, totally out of character for her," McCormick remarked.

She and her daughter, Mallory Williams, plan to pass out posters in the Orange Park area in hopes of getting some clues to Corr's whereabouts.

"If we put out the posters and she did communicate with someone in the Orange Park area, anyone prior to going missing, they may have some idea where she might be."

Her father asks that if anyone  happens to see her in the area, to stop her and call authorities, likewise if they happen to hear from Corr.

Brandon Rogers is a UNF student who dated Corr for several years. He has started the Facebook page "Find Brailynne."

He's concerned also, saying this is not like her, describing her as a very smart girl, graduating with a degree in molecular science and microbiology.

Detective Chris Ainsworth in Mississippi said she is on the National Missing Persons List, but at this point he has no solid reason to suspect foul play.

First Coast News

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