Anita Bucki's family said they're still mostly in the dark about the search.
We spoke with Bucki's brother, Cliff Brown, on Wednesday.
He said he's called the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department multiple times. He said each time he's been told to leave a message. Brown said he heard briefly from officials on Wednesday evening, but said they gave little information.
Brown lives in South Dakota, and he said that makes this whole process even more frustrating.
He told Newsline 9 he heard about the search of his sister's home last night from one of Bucki's neighbors, instead of from officers.
"I don't want to bad mouth them, I know they got a job to do, but at the same time, what about family? Are we just supposed to sit back and say, 'oh well'," said Brown.
Bucki's family said they just want to see Anita again. They added she never goes this long without reaching out to someone.
Bucki's brother told Newsline 9 he plans on coming to Merrill very soon to help look for his sister. Meanwhile, Lincoln County officers would not comment on any communication they've had with the family.