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Day 2 Of Botanical Search For Baby Kate Has Ended

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-29 17:35:55-04

LUDINGTON, Mich- The second day of the search for botanical evidence to find the location of the resting spot of Baby Kate has ended. According to investigators the search went smoothly and according to plan. The next phase of this process is for the evidence to be examined by laboratory technicians.

It is unknown to investigators how long this examination will take.

Searchers found and collected materials that investigator,s anticipated finding in the search areas which will further this investigation toward a positive conclusion and obtain their goal of closure for the family and the entire community.  Results of the search exceeded investigators expectations and helped them to reduce their target area by eliminating the larger part of the initial search area.

As part of the ongoing investigation, the efforts Friday and Saturday involved a search for rare combinations of plants called Sedges or Carex Atlantica, Interior and Leptalea. Those are grass-like plants that grow in or near water.

They were also looking for three types of moss commonly called Fat Peat Moss, Thin Peat Moss and Mnium Moss.

Saturday marks the 2 year anniversary of Baby Kate’s disappearance.