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Family, friends continue search efforts to locate Kelly Dwyer

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The parents of Kelly Dwyer continue to search for their missing daughter. It's been almost two months since the 27-year-old Milwaukee woman has been seen.

"We're working to find our daughter," said Kelly's father, Tony. "If we can't get any assistance from the police, we'll do it ourselves."

Tony and Maureen Dwyer, along with friends and loved ones, braved the frigid cold temperatures on Saturday, December 7th, to ensure their daughter's disappearance isn't forgotten.

The search team searched the area near Oak Leaf Trail, not far from Kris Zocco's east side apartment. Zocco was allegedly one of the last people to see Kelly Dwyer before she went missing on October 11th.

"We're thinking we would walk the route that Kelly would have walked had she left when she supposedly did that Friday morning, and would walk to her house on Humboldt," said Kelly's mother, Maureen.

Maureen Dwyer says she's been having an especially hard time during the holiday season.

"This past week has been really hard, I think maybe because after Thanksgiving, kind of a letdown obviously, Kelly wasn't there," said Maureen Dwyer.

The Dwyer's say police have followed leads in Richfield and Menomonee Falls, however nothing has turned up.

"They were out in Richfield last weekend with some dogs. That's where Kris Zocco lives with his mom and that didn't yield anything there," said Maureen Dwyer.

"It's a little bit frustrating trying to get information out of them," said Tony Dwyer. "Because they won't talk to us, we have to assume there is very little being done."

The Milwaukee Police Department issued a statement saying: This is an unimaginably difficult time for the Dywer family. The Milwaukee Police Department has worked tirelessly on the Dywer investigation, putting many other equally important investigations aside. Two highly qualified divisions of MPD have, and will continue to dedicate their talented resources to this investigation.

The search group says they will continue to look for Kelly until they have answers.

"You're always hopeful and closure is necessary in anything like this," said Tony Dwyer.

A $10,000 reward is being offered by the family for information leading to Kelly Dwyer. The reward will be administered through the Milwaukee Police Department.