Investigators Use Technology To Search For Missing Boy's Remains


Sunday, April 10th 2016, 11:23 pm
By: News 9


Investigators are digging deeper in the search for a missing child’s body. It’s a cold case reopened a decade after 9-year-old Colton Clark disappeared.

Crews are working on the most recent search for his body and they are looking all over Colton’s aunt and uncle’s property.

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Kent Buehler, a forensic archaeologist, is part of the team searching. He is there with Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and the medical examiner.

“One of the most important aspects is finding a lost loved one and helping to bring that person back to the family,” Buehler said.

Colton’s aunt and uncle, Rex and Rebecca Clark, were arrested Friday and a warrant was issued to investigate their property. They were his adoptive parents and Colton lived in this home when he went missing.

Buehler said they are using high technology, including a ground penetrating radar unit which sends radar waves into the soil and bounces back up. It points out anomalies. Investigators dig and extricate those areas.

The search started on Friday and as of Sunday, nothing has turned up. There is no estimate of how long it will take to search the land, but Buehler said they will search as long as it takes.