STILL SEARCHING: K9s Re-Visit Hog Confinements

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Investigators refocused their search for a missing 15-year-old Dayton girl Tuesday in hopes of making some progress.

Authorities say 41-year-old Michael Klunder abducted Kathlynn Shepard and her 12-year-old friend at a Dayton bus stop on May 20th.

The 12-year-old was able to escape, but Kathlynn hasn’t been seen since.

Law enforcement and volunteers are re-visiting many of the areas involved in the investigation and officials say they will focus their efforts on using K9s to search the various locations the suspect visited that day as well as the hog confinements where he worked.

According to the Department of Public Safety nearly 220 square miles of Webster, Boone and Hamilton Counties have been searched, but they plan go over many of those areas with K9s.

Rain and saturated ground hampered some efforts Tuesday, but the DPS says weather permitting they will continue their work on Wednesday.

Anyone with information, no matter how small is urged to call police at 515-573-1410.