Pleading for Prayers: Parents of missing Temple friends speak out


The search for two missing friends in Temple could soon come to an end, according to Jenna Scott’s father and Michael Swearingin’s mother.

Both parents are asking for continues prayers and a miracle, after authorities told them there’s little hope that the two friends will be found alive.

“This is the most horrendous thing that has ever happened, my husband died three years ago and that was bad but Michael was right beside me, and this is worse, a thousand times worse,” said Deborah Harrison, mother of Michael Swearingin.

Michael’s mother Deborah Harrison and Jenna’s father Jonathan Scott, desperately pleading for prayers.

“We need anybody and everybody that prays, to please keep praying for a miracle that we find out kids alive,” said Harrison.

Saturday morning community members gathered to search for any objects belonging to the pair, but came up short.

“There was nothing really found of any substance yesterday that could be used by the police,” said Harrison.

Belongings from both are still missing.

“And we weren’t really looking for bodies yesterday, we were looking for evidence, because Michael’s phone and glasses and wallet and anything of Jenna’s we’re still looking for,” said Harrison.

Looking for any answers to help find a young woman who overcame so much even drugs and alcohol.

“She had issues but we were so proud of her, she was making such dramatic changes, she changes her whole lifestyle and the whole person that she was primarily through diet and exercise,” said Jonathan Scott, father of Jenna Scott.

They say the outpouring of support has been incredible.

“I’ve been getting so many messages from his friends, the ones that I haven’t even met, or ones that I haven’t seen since High School,” said Harrison.

Both parents want to remind everyone that if you have any information on their disappearance, to please contact the Temple Police Department, and to continue praying for their safe return.

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