PORTLAND Searchers returned to Rocky Butte Sunday to comb the area for evidence in the murder of 14-year-old Yashanee Vaughn, police said.
Vaughn s body still had not been found, but the suspect in her murder, 16-year-old Parrish Bennette, Jr., was indicted Friday on charges of murder with a firearm and manslaughter with a firearm.
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Multnomah County search and rescue teams, along with dozens of volunteers from Oregon and Washington, were leading the search effort.
Police appreciate the community interest in assisting with the search, Sgt. Pete Simpson said, but ask that people not directly involved in the coordinated search effort to please stay out of the area.
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Crews also searched the area last weekend, but cold and wet weather prevented them from approaching caves or steep cliffs.
They were able to conduct a more thorough search this weekend, with a goal of ending the search Sunday, Simpson said.
He said investigators were hoping to find any piece of evidence--including items of clothing or the murder weapon--that would help lead them to Vaughn's body.
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The search gained nationwide attention last week, when Vaughn s mother was interviewed on CNN.
Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps investigators in the case.