No clues turn up in fourth day of dig

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Gina Duwe
Thursday, August 8, 2013

JANESVILLE--Friday will be the last day authorities will be digging at an empty lot on Janesville's northeast side if no clues are found in a 66-year-old cold case.

Crews from the Janesville Police Department and sheriff's offices in Rock and Jefferson counties have been digging and sifting through dirt on the lot at Wright and Rotamer roads since Monday, looking for remains of 8-year-old Georgia Jean Weckler, who disappeared in 1947.

“We moved a lot of dirt again today and haven't found anything of interest,” said Capt. Todd Christiansen of the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

A steak bone was found at the site, but no human remains, he said.

Crews worked on two more of the total 24 quadrants marked at the site Thursday and plan to finish two more Friday, he said. Investigators were not planning to dig the whole grid.

The search began after a man contacted police and the sheriff's office last week, telling them Weckler could be buried in the lot, Christiansen said. Authorities have released little other information about the tipster.

Last updated: 3:46 pm Thursday, August 8, 2013

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