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GLENBURN, Maine — Police said Monday they are following leads developed from Sunday’s massive search for a 15-year-old girl who was last seen on Mother’s Day but are not releasing any information about what was found.
“We’re doing follow-up investigations,” Troy Morton, deputy chief for the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, said Monday shortly after leaving the command center set up at the historic Penobscot County courthouse. “Different officers, with different specialities, are being sent out to do different [assignments].”
Nichole Cable was last seen at her home on Spruce Lane on the evening of May 12, and her parents think she was taken by someone using a false Facebook profile, according to their Facebook page, Bring Nichole Cable Home.
More than 500 volunteers conducted ground searches in Glenburn, Hudson and west Old Town on Sunday, led by the Maine Warden Service.
Searchers did find some things, Morton said Sunday.
Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said Monday morning that crews were still assigned to the case.
“I know we’re helping,” he said, referring all questions about the location of any searches to the sheriff’s office.
Morton, who estimates there are between 40 and 70 officers working on the investigation, said several Facebook rumors have surfaced about the case but said he didn’t want to comment on any them. He said officers working on the case are focusing on legitimate leads.
“Our people are working really hard,” Morton said.
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