Volunteers Go Door–To–Door In Search For Missing Girl

Aurora (AP) About 75 volunteers spent Friday morning going door–to–door and handing out fliers in Aurora, hoping to discover what happened to a six–year–old girl missing for at least 12 days. Aarone Thompson's father reported she ran away on
November 14th.

Aurora police say they believe she was killed and are calling her father and his girlfriend "persons of interest." The family has criticized police for giving up hope of finding Aarone alive.

Friday's search was organized by Letizia and Richard Berrelez whose granddaughter Alie was abducted and killed more than a decade ago. The volunteer search will resume Saturday.

Aurora Interim Police Chief Terry Jones calls the search
commendable, but doesn't think it will turn up any useful
information. Police believe the girl has been dead for as long as 18 months and have said the family's been unwilling to help with the investigation.

The family's supporters insist that police have had opportunities to talk to the parents. There's no sign of police activity Friday at the Thompson home, where authorities have been searching and digging for a week.

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