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Investigators dig in southwest Pueblo as part of Schelling search

Search in Kelsie Schelling case

PUEBLO, Colo. - Investigators from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Pueblo Police Department searched a field in southwest Pueblo. 

Monday's work, which includes digging with heavy machinery, happened near Savannah Drive and La Randa Drive.

The Pueblo Police Department confirms this operation is related to the ongoing search for Kelsie Schelling. However, we're told nothing was found.

Schelling disappeared in 2013 after driving from Denver to Pueblo to tell her boyfriend that she was pregnant.

The police department says Schelling's boyfriend, Donthe Lucas, is a person of interest in her disappearance.

Police say the site that is being searched is within a 1-mile radius of a home Lucas used to live in. They say they have a checklist of areas they want to search, and this area is on that list. The focus of the search is on a drainage area. Muddy conditions from recent snow are hampering efforts.


In April, police and the CBI searched a home in the 5100 block of Manor Ridge Road where Lucas once lived.
 
The search included extensive digging in the backyard of the home. Police said that evidence in the case was found during that search, but did not say what that evidence was.
 

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