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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- More than halfway through a landfill search for the remains of Lori Hacking, police aren't certain they'll turn up anything connected to the case.
They planned to resume the search this weekend after spending 21 nights since July digging up trash and spreading it out for cadaver dogs to run over.
Police Chief Rick Dinse says detectives are pretty certain Lori's body is at the landfill and have even found some items from the same trash truck believed to have carried her body there.
Police are committed to letting dogs go over all the trash dumped in one section of the landfill the day Lori Hacking disappeared July 19th.
But the chief gave no promise of any further effort.
Dinse says it would be too time-consuming to start over with a "visual" search of every scrap of garbage. And he said police have no plans to look elsewhere in the dump.
He says there's only so much police can do. And historically, he says landfill searches have been unsuccessful.
Mark Hacking has been jailed on a charge of murder, accused of shooting his sleeping wife in the head and dumping her body and a .22-caliber firearm in separate trash bins.
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