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Sam Penrod reportingThe case of missing teenager Kiplyn Davis returned to court today. Two men face murder charges in her disappearance, and today we got an update on the search for her body in Spanish Fork Canyon.
Attorneys have spent the morning arguing legal motions in this case, including a defense request to have the murder trial moved out of Utah County where fewer people may have a connection to the case. Prosecutors, on the other hand, are trying to get evidence from the men's perjury trials admitted as evidence in this case.
However, it's the continuing effort to search for Kiplyn Davis that her family is focused on. Teams continue to work day after day in Spanish Fork Canyon, sifting through dirt, looking for anything that could be her remains.
It has been 13 years since Kiplyn Davis disappeared. At the time, she was 15 years old and was never seen again after being dropped of at school.
Her family says they are overwhelmed by the community support and volunteers who have spent the last month searching in the canyon.
"They are going through soil, hoping they can find a bone specimen, or blankets, or shoes, or clothing, or anything," Richard Davis added. "It's just overwhelming to me, and I'm so grateful for the wonderful people to go forward."
No one will comment about why searchers are focusing in on this spot or how long they will continue to search.
Her family continues to seek justice in her death and to give her a proper burial in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.
The judge will consider all of the arguments heard in court this morning and then, in the future, will issue a ruling on what the next step will be in the murder case against Timmy Olsen and Chris Jeppson.