MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Investigators from several police agencies, including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, resumed their search of the Snake Creek Canal in Miami Gardens Tuesday for evidence in the case of a South Florida woman missing for more than a year.
The canal is located at Northwest 41st Street and 207th Avenue.
According to investigators, the search is in connection with the disappearance of Lynda Robin Meier. A source told Local 10's Jeff Weinsier that they are looking for Meier's remains. Special cadaver dogs were brought in to help in the search.
"Leads, as well as evidence and intelligence and new information has led us to this location to conduct a search for the remains of Lynda Meier," said Chief Dwayne Flournoy of Hallandale Beach Police.
"The information that led us here has been developed ever since Lynda Meier disappeared," said Special William Arnone of the FDLE. "It's been bits and pieces that have been put together that suggest we come here and do what we're doing."
"We have located some areas of interest that we're going to look into further," Flournoy said. "I'm confident that we will solve this case."
Investigators also say they have new information, but they won't say what it is.
The 40-year-old woman was last seen as she left her home in the 1800 block of South Ocean Drive in Hallandale Beach on June 4, 2010.
The next day, police said two unidentified women used Meier's Mastercard at a Walmart store in the 5800 block of Northwest 177th Street in Miami Lakes.
Police said that Dallas King and Antwan Kennedy remain the main suspects Meier's disappearance.
Last Thursday, Hallandale Beach police released some new specifics in the case, confirming that on June 4, 2010, the morning Meier was last seen, King was in possession of her credit cards and gave them to two women, who investigators said were caught using them at the Walmart.
Police say information they received during their investigation led them to the canal.
King told police the credit cards were given to them by Kennedy, who has been romantically linked to Meier.
Kennedy told Local 10 he did have a conversation with Meier the morning she disappeared, but he said he has no idea where she is or what happened to her.
Police said they do not believe Meier is alive, but they have not found her body.
"I learned yesterday on the news that they were searching possibly for her remains and I fell apart," Meier's friend, Sharon Moses-Solano, told Local 10's Kelly Butler on Tuesday.
She said she was hopeful that Meier would be found alive, but now that hope has faded.
"Nobody can ever prepare you for horrible news. I can't believe that this has hit home," she said.
Moses-Solano says the last year without her close friend has been painful.
"I think of her all the time," she said. "Where could she be? Who could have hurt her?"
Investigators say it will take about a week to search the area.
So far, no evidence has been found.
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