Tips lead to new search for missing woman Tracy Ocasio

Ocasio vanished in May 2009

OCOEE, Fla. - A search was conducted in Ocoee over the weekend for Tracy Ocasio, who was last seen more than two years ago, and more searches may be launched, according to her family.

Ocasio was last seen in May 2009 leaving a MetroWest bar with James Hataway, a person of interest in her disappearance.  He's serving a life sentence in an unrelated case.

In an email, Ocasio's father, Joe Ocasio, said a team from the Search & Rescue of Central Florida conducted the search for Tracy Ocasio, who is believed to be dead.

The search, prompted by tips, was focused on areas that had not been scoured before, said Joe Ocasio, but nothing was found.  The exact location of the search for the missing Ocoee woman was not provided.

There are plans to continue the search in a couple of weeks, Joe Ocasio said.

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Tracy Ocasio.

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