BATAVIA, Ohio, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Volunteers joined police and firefighters Wednesday for a search of an Ohio state park for a Kentucky teenager who vanished in September.
At least 110 people, some of them using cadaver dogs, combed East Fork State Park for any sign of Paige Johnson, covering 10,000 acres, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Capt. Teal Nally of the Covington, Ky., Police Department said this was the first time an attempt had been made to search the entire park thoroughly, with at least 17 dogs involved.
"We'll be here as long as the daylight holds out," Nally said. "But the dogs are going to get tired, and people are going to get tired."
Johnson, a single mother from Covington, has not been seen since Sept. 23. The park, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati and Covington, has been a focus of the investigation because a suspect made a cellphone call nearby at 4:18 a.m., about 3 hours after he says he dropped her in Covington.
The suspect is being held on a parole violation.