Cadaver Dogs Join Search For Remains


Saturday, March 29th 2008, 7:15 pm
By: News On 6


Tulsa police are continuing their search for Cori Baker's remains and they're bringing in extra help.  The News On 6's Jeffrey Smith reports for the first time since Cori was identified last week, investigators brought out cadaver dogs to look for her clothes. 

Officers went all out on Saturday, trying to find out what happened on the day Cori disappeared last November.

Kay Dawson is one of 25 volunteers who went to the paintball course in Creek County to search for clues in the murder of 13-year-old Cori Baker

"We've been doing this for 11 years," said Dawson.

Dawson came from Oklahoma City with the Pathfinder Search and Rescue group. They brought four cadaver dogs. In total, eight dogs took park in Saturday's effort.

"Pathfinder Search and Rescue Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs of Green Country, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as well as numerous law enforcement agencies," said Creek County Sheriff's Dept. Capt. Mike O'Keefe.

Police say unless they find something big, it'll be the last full day of searching. So Saturday was an all-out effort.

"The more we look. The longer we're here. The higher the probability," said O'Keefe.

Even though the remains of Cori Baker have already been identified, officers say the search for clues needs to continue.

"Every little piece is going to be another piece of the pie. There's no telling that the next item that's found may not be something that helps in, in, in finding out exactly what happened that day," said TPD Captain Brett Bailey.

Bailey says they're looking for Cori's clothing which could help the homicide detectives learn exactly where the body was dumped.

Man and animal, cop and volunteer, united in the search for answers.

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