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Search for BYU Student Enters Third Day

Search for BYU Student Enters Third Day

Posted - May 27, 2004 at 12:37 p.m.



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Sam Penrod reportingThe search continues in Oregon this afternoon for BYU student Brooke Wilberger.

Wilberger disappeared on Monday in Corvallis, Oregon and police say everything points to an

The 72 hour mark has just passed since Brooke disappeared, and of course as more time goes by, there's more concern of finding her safe.

Search for BYU Student Enters Third Day

More volunteers showed up this morning at the local LDS stake center, which is the headquarters of the volunteer search effort.

Today searchers are extending south and east of Corvallis, looking for any sign of Brooke.

Flyers are still being distributed all over Corvallis as well as Oregon and nearby states.

And the police investigation continues, this morning police say they are still looking for leads and possible suspects. Detectives say they have eliminated several so called, persons of interest, however they are still looking at about a dozen people to see if they have any involvement in Brooke's disappearance.

Lt. Ron Noble, Corvallis Police Dept.: “We want her back now. We will keep searching till we find her. We are going to look everywhere we can. Time is critical in all of these cases, just for one, on and on, it’s a lot of stress, a lot of unknowns. We want to bring her back safely.”

Search for BYU Student Enters Third Day

As far as physical evidence, police say Brooke's flip flop sandals were found in the apartment complex's parking lot, leading them to believe she abducted, since her shoes were left behind. All of that evidence is being examined by the crime lab, along with her cell phone and calls made to and from her phone, which was found at the complex with her car, purse and keys.

Certainly a lot of worry and concern here to what has happened to Brooke, but no one here is ready to give up hope.

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