Evansville Police Search Pike County Landfill in Connection with Aleah Beckerle Case
9/26/16 @ 1:19 PM UPDATE: The media cannot go into the area that the EPD is searching but there have been updates.
9/26/16 @12 PM: Several news outlets including our media partners at 44 News are reporting the Evansville Police Department began searching the Blackfoot Landfill in Winslow, Indiana this morning in connection with the case involving 19-year-old special needs teenager, Aleah Beckerle.
According to reports, the EPD, along with specialists from the FBI were serving a sealed federal search warrant in relation to a lead they received. Due to the warrant's sealed nature, EPD representatives were not allowed to share details of the search.
Although Evansville Police were unable to share many details about the search, they did stress to media on the scene they are forward with the investigation under the mindset that Aleah is still alive.
The sealed nature of the warrant also prevented officers on the scene from sharing the type of search equipment being used by the FBI however, they did release a few photos of the area to members of the media.
This is the second time in less than a week Evansville Police have followed up on a lead in relation to the case. Last Wednesday night, a heavy police presence was dispatched to the area of Weinbach Avenue just south of I-69 after a search party discovered a shallow grave. Evansville Police later revealed bones found at the scene were that of a small animal.
Aleah was reported missing by her family July 19th. She requires constant care and daily medication due to her condition, and is confined to a wheelchair. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, call the Evansville Police Department at (812) 435-6194, or the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's anonymous WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).