Updated 01/10/2008 07:31 AM
Latest on the search for Jaliek Rainwalker
GREENWICH, N.Y. - After more than two months of searching and a tremendous amount of manpower dedicated to finding Jaliek Rainwalker, there is still no sign of the 12-year-old. His adoptive father Steven Kerr was the last person to see him the night he disappeared and previously refused a lie detector test. The Post-Star reports that authorities have given him another chance to take the test, but authorities remain tight-lipped when asked about it.
Greenwich-Cambridge Police Chief said, "I can't comment on that."
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Steven Kerr's attorney Jeffrey McMorris also declined to comment on any conversations he and his client have had with the FBI. His only statement was to say, "We believe we're being fully cooperative with anything that would lead to Jaliek's return home."
Meanwhile, community members who make up the Find Jaliek Task Force are expressing concern that McDonald and Kerr continue to receive a $1,500 check each month to care for Jaliek even though he is missing.
"I've reached out to Albany County to advise them that Jaliek is missing and has been missing for about two months, and I haven't gotten correspondence back from them," said Bell.
Bell also said this case has been tough for him because of the amount of time and energy put in with no resolution.
Bell said, "I take it on as a personal thing myself because I think it's very frustrating for me to not be able to bring some closure to a 12 year-old child who's had this horrendous past of his."
Even though police aren't actively searching at this time, they said forest rangers are still working with psychics to search areas of Washington County. Police Chief George Bell also noted that the reward offered by Jaliek's parents has not generated any information on his whereabouts.