Monday, September 24, 2007

Marine Unit searches shoreline for missing woman

Another update on Ms. Nailah Franklin. If they're searching along the lakefront this just can't be good!!!! From the Sun-Times...
The Chicago Police Marine Unit has been performing "surface searches" on all 27 miles of local shoreline for a missing Chicago woman whose car was found in Hammond, Ind. over the weekend.

The police Marine Unit has been using boats to perform "surface searches" from Evanston to Calumet Harbor, Ind. on and near the Lake Michigan shoreline, about 27 miles, according to Marine Unit Sgt. Robert Fitzsimmons on Monday morning.

"With the boat we run a couple hundred yards off shore, by the bricks and boulders, where you can’t see," according to the sergeant. "We haven’t done actual dives."

The process has been made "a little harder" because searchers don’t have an exact address of where the woman was last seen. Fitzsimmons could not confirm a report the woman’s purse was found in Chicago.

Following the recovery of 28-year-old Nailah Franklin's car Saturday morning, Chicago police sent divers into a golf course's pond in south suburban Calumet City.

For about three hours, divers searched River Oaks Golf Course pond, but had "negative results," according to a Calumet City police lieutenant.

Franklin’s car, a 2005 Chevrolet Impala, has been returned to Chicago for forensic and evidence processing. The search and investigation are ongoing, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

Chicago police were assisted by Cook County Forest Preserve police and Calumet City police, according to Cook County Forest Preserve police spokesman Steve Mayberry.

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