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Latest Schelling search effort ends in Pueblo

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Pueblo Police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation say day three of searching for evidence in the 2013 disappearance case of Kelsie Schelling did not yield any stunning new evidence. Detectives and agents returned to the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek on Friday. After searching all day, they said one of the dogs had a hit in the area, but it turned out to be an animal.

The searches have wrapped up for a while. Teams said they plan to meet and discuss what they found in the coming days.

Schelling was last seen on the day she informed her boyfriend she was 8 weeks pregnant. 

Authorities would not detail what specific tips led them to the properties. Investigators are using heavy equipment, digging implements and cadaver dogs at the sites.

Wednesday's efforts took place behind a home on Savannah Drive. Thursday's efforts focused on three locations, one near the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, the other between the south side of Minnequa Lake and Pueblo Boulevard, and lastly near 40th and Dillon Drive.

Kelsie's mom, Laura Saxton, says the last two days of searching have been good, but emotionally exhausting. 

"I wouldn't want to not be here...we appreciate the fact that they at least let us, even though we cant be part of the searches, we can still be on the perimeter and observe." said Saxton. "It's harder just because I'm tired...we have done a lot of traveling back and forth the last couple days so the fatigue leads to more emotion of course."

Saxton is once again asking that if anyone has information about this case-no matter how small it may seem-to please come forward. The family is still offering a $50,000 reward for Kelsey's direct return or location. 

Earlier this year, authorities conducted digs at the former family home of Schelling's boyfriend and in a culvert nearby.

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