Search for Missing 12-Year-Old Yields New Leads, but No Remains

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Investigators say that they have exhausted their search of an eastern Jackson County farm in connection to the disappearance of at 12-year-old Independence girl.

Katie Seefeldt was reported missing by her mother on October 14, 2002. Her mother says that the girl was upset the night she disappeared because she wasn’t allowed to go to a party.

The case went cold, but investigators re-opened the case last September and began searching the property east of Independence following a tip. Dozens of law enforcement officers, aided at one point by anthropologists and students, searched for clues on the acre plot of land, and cadaver dogs and special equipment was brought in, but no remains were found.

According to a report in the Kansas City Star, investigators say that while they did not find any remains at the site, they say that they did find some new leads in the case.

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