McPherson had been missing since November 4th, 2014, nearly four months.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office told KTVE/KARD they are still waiting on a full autopsy
So far, Sheriff Mike McGough said there is no sign of foul play and they are waiting on the full autopsy to determine the future of their investigation.
McPherson was last seen when the car she was in stalled on the road in Union County.
She was traveling with a male friend, Bryan Benson, whom McGough said his department has ruled out as a suspect.
UPDATE 2/21/15 — Union County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike McGough says human remains were found during the search for Amanda McPherson Saturday morning.
McPherson’s mother, Sharon McKinnie, wrote this message on her Facebook page Saturday night, “Virgil and I would like to say that our baby Amanda McKinnie was found today. . We are heart broken, but she is in heaven. . We brought Amanda home today. ..keep our family in your prayers.”
McGough says the remains are being sent to a crime lab in Little Rock to confirm the identity. He believes the results will come back sometime next week.
UPDATE 8:40 p.m. — Less than two weeks from now, March 3rd, is Amanda McPherson’s 33rd birthday.
But instead of being with her family now, she’s been missing for more than three months.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office is sending a search and rescue mission there on Saturday with horses, four-wheelers and dogs to sniff for human remains.
Under a lie detector test, UCSO Sheriff Mike McGough said Benson reported their car broke down and he left to get help.
When he came back, he said she was gone.
But McKinnie isn’t convinced Amanda would just leave.
This mother is asking for help as communities spanning state lines unite to bring Amanda home.
UNION COUNTY (KTVE/KARD) — The family of a missing Louisiana woman is asking for volunteers to help search for her this wekeend in south Arkansas.
Amanda McPherson was last seen in November leaving Union County in a vehicle with a male friend.
The friend tells deputies the vehicle became stuck in a wooded area near Junction City.
He says he left to get help and when he returned, McPherson was nowhere to be found.
A $16,000 reward is now being offered to anyone who can lead authorities to the missing woman.
This reward is addition to the $1,500 reward offered by Crime Stoppers of Union Parish (LA).
Search teams are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Three Creeks Baptist Church located at 8772 Haynesville Highway, Junction City, AR 71749.