Friends Gather To Search For Missing Springs Woman

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

With few clues about her disappearance, friends and family of 22-year-old Bekime Elshani gather to search for answers.

Elshani, also known as Becky, was last seen Saturday night. Her boyfriend, Daniel Dereere killed himself Monday night in their apartment. When officers went in, Elshani wasn't there.

Her friends gathered together Wednesday and started their own search. They walked through a creek bed near Elshani’s apartment on a mission, looking for anything that might lead them to her.

"We need to find her," said Wes Bartle, Elshani’s estranged husband.

He says he'll keep searching for as long as it takes.

"We just need closure, everybody does, we need to know what happened to her," Bartle said.

"It's just really hard with no leads, were just guessing, going on a hunch," said Elshani’s friend Michael Davis.

But with each passing day, their hope fades, as their need for answers grows.

"It's unbelievable, she’s one of our very good friends. You never think something like this would happen," said Elshani’s friend Nicole Sanders.

While friends searched on the ground, police moved to the air.

"We got some calls giving us enough information to send our helicopter unit to do some searching," said Lt. Skip Arms with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Those tips lead police over an area between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, but no one really knows for sure where Becky might be. The last person she was seen with, her boyfriend, is dead.

"We just want to know, want to know if she's ok," said Sanders.

So for now, they'll keep walking and hoping.

Bekime Elshani is described as a white female, 5' 5", 110 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

If you've seen her or have any information about her dissapearance please call Crimestoppers at 634-STOP.


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