Updated 05/15/2009 06:16 AM
Search for Jaliek Rainwalker resumes
GREENWICH, N.Y. -- The search for Washington County teenager Jaliek Rainwalker has resumed. Police and rescue volunteers spent hours searching a wooded area along the Battenkill in Middle Falls.
A cadaver dog picked up a human scent in the area along the waterline near the Stevens and Thompsons Paper Mill complex. Police resumed a more extensive search based on the new lead. They called in these dogs because of their experience finding people after Hurricane Katrina.
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Police are searching this particular area because of the scent the dogs picked up and the direction of the water.
"Yeah, it's just the way the river flows, down the Battenkill in this direction. It swoops underneath these catacombs and everything piles up in this corner before it goes back out in the river. And I think if there was anything was there, it would be in this brush pile," said Cambridge/Greenwich Police Chief George Bell.
Rainwalker has been missing since November 1st, 2007. Investigators say he was last seen by his adoptive father Steven Kerr, however, he has never been officially named a suspect.