[UPDATE 9:01 p.m.] Close to 75 Searchers Including National Guard, Helicopter, and Six Dogs in Covelo Area Looking for Abducted Woman, Khadijah Britton
Numerous law enforcement agencies are contributing to a force of close to 75 searchers in the Covelo area today as the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office conducts what they are calling a “large-scale Search and Rescue operation” in the Covelo/Round Valley/Dos Rios area.”
Lt. Shannon Barney of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office explained that they were searching for 23-year-old Khadijah Britton who was allegedly kidnapped in early February by a former boyfriend. The suspect in her disappearance, Negie Fallis, was arrested on February 19 but Britton has not yet been located.
Today, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Facebook page, “We will have large numbers of searchers on or about public roadways, with search dogs (both on and off leash). We ask the public to use extra precautions when encountering teams.”
Lt. Shannon Barney told us they are bringing in the National Guard, a helicopter and six dogs. “We’re trying to search along Covelo Road” and more, he explained. He added that the area is in steep and dangerous terrain along roadways in the area.
“We’ll be there all day,” he said. “We’re requesting people to be careful with their driving.”
A Facebook page, Help find Khadijah Britton, has been set up to coordinate efforts to find the missing woman. A reward of $50,000 has been offered to anyone offering information that leads to her.
UPDATE 9:01 p.m.: Over 100 People Searched for Kidnapped Woman Today But She Wasn’t Found
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