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      Crews search property in Ark. for missing woman

      TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in western Arkansas are searching for the remains of a Tulsa woman who has been missing for more than 35 years.

      Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen says his office began looking into the Shirley Banning case after they were contacted by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office several weeks ago.

      Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the search is centered on a vacant homestead on Arkansas 23 south of Ozark.

      Boen says cadaver dogs are assisting in the search.

      Banning was last seen on May 23, 1975. No one has been arrested in her disappearance.

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