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New leads spark renewed search for Kelsie Schelling

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The search for Kelsie Schelling continues.

The 22-year-old went missing four years ago and was last seen in Pueblo.

On Wednesday, law enforcement was following new leads in the case in the 1600 block of Savannah Drive.

Pueblo Police didn’t give too many details following Wednesday’s search as to what, or if, anything was found in the area that will help them in their search for Kelsie.

However, police, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and other partners were working behind homes in a creek bed for many hours.

It was another search and one that Kelsie's family hopes will be the last.

Laura Saxton, Kelsie’s mom, said, “We're going to be going through our fifth holiday season without Kelsie and her baby, and I can't tell you what torture that is.”

For Saxton, it's been almost five years of waiting and wondering for her daughter, Kelsie, who disappeared from Pueblo right after finding out she was eight weeks pregnant. 

Saxton said, “Every time before this we've gone home empty-handed. We've been doing that for almost five years and it doesn't get any easier.”

Saxton says she just wants to bring her daughter home.

“As hard as it is to come out here there's no place that I would want to be other than right here in case something is found that leads us to Kelsie.”

Pueblo police and other law enforcement have investigated the Savannah Drive area before, but now they have new information that’s led them back.

Pueblo Police Chief Troy Davenport said, “It's significant enough that we have devoted significant resources to this search and to other things that we’ll be doing throughout the next handful of days.”

Resources on Wednesday included heavy machinery to move dirt around and clear out trees. Law enforcement also brought out bloodhounds.

Davenport said, “We will continue this effort until there is just absolutely no stone left unturned.”

While law enforcement does its part the community can also help.

Saxton said, “I know there's people out there who know could help and they've chosen not to whether it's out of fear or just don't care. I'm just begging…someone to please come forward.”

Saxton says her family is still offering a $50,000 reward for Kelsey's direct return or location. 

Pueblo police will be searching the Savannah Drive area again on Thursday.

News 5 will continue to keep you updated.

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