Box Unrelated to Missing Toddler

Box Unrelated to Missing Toddler

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Adam Bishop thought he'd found a clue to his missing daughter's wherabouts along the Snake River in Idaho, but he now says the box of trinkets is unrelated to the disappearance.

Bishop is in Idaho Falls, looking for Acacia Patience Bishop, his 19-month-old daughter. He spoke to The Salt Lake Tribune yesterday.

Acacia's grandmother is charged with kidnapping and murdering the Utah girl. But the parents are still holding out hope that she's alive somewhere.

But the trinkets found along the riverbank were just part of a game called "geocaching." That's where players post grid coordinates on the Internet, while other players use global positioning systems to find the stash.

Prosecutors believe that the mentally ill grandmother, Kelley Jean Lodmell, jumped into the river with the girl in a murder-suicide attempt. She's now in jail awaiting trial.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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