PUEBLO, Colo. - During a news conference on Wednesday, Pueblo Police Chief Troy Davenport and Kelsie Schelling's mother Laura Saxton made a plea for anyone with information on Kelsie's disappearance to please come forward.
This comes after the Pueblo Police Department received new information on the case, launching a search in several areas of Pueblo.
One of the searches was being conducted in the 1600 block of Savannah Drive on Wednesday. Captain Kenny Rider confirmed that they were searching a creek bed nearby and that investigators planned to search several other areas on the southwest side of Pueblo. He would not say where else they would be looking.
When asked about the information that led to a new search for clues, Chief Davenport wouldn't give specifics but said, "It is significant enough that we have devoted significant resources."
He also confirmed that Donthe Lucas continues to be a person of interest in the case.
Schelling disappeared in 2013 when she drove from Denver to Pueblo to tell Lucas that she was pregnant.
The most important thing to the family now is that they don't want to spend another year without Kelsie.
"I beg of you to come forward. We are going to be going through our fifth holiday season without Kelsie and her baby, and I can’t tell you what torture that is," Laura Saxton said trying to fight back tears.
The family is offering a $50,000 reward for anyone who can give information that will lead them to find Kelsie.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, you are urged to submit a tip. To remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-STOP (542-7867) or www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be
eligible for a cash reward.KRDO NewsChannel 13 is following this story closely. Stay with us for updates.
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