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No signs of missing teen in recent search
New York (CNN) – Some cold cases see periodic bursts of activity and then go cold again.
The disappearance of Kara Kopetsky, a high school junior who vanished three years ago in Belton, Missouri, appears to be one of those cases.
This month, police conducted a grid search on a field five miles from Belton High School, where Kopetsky was last seen.
The search area was within the Kansas City limits, said Rhonda Beckford, Kopetsky's mother.
"Its near an old military air base. It's basically a wide open field," Beckford said.
She says police had searched the area before, and she doesn't know what prompted investigators to search again.
"When we searched the area before, it was not in the same way," explained Capt. Don Spears of the Belton Police Department. "This time we did a shoulder-to-shoulder grid search of the 400- acre area."
The April 7 search turned up no clues, and police say they're no closer to finding Kopetsky.
"She is a very beautiful girl, and so we often warned her to be careful, but like any teen, she had an attitude that she was invincible," said her stepfather, Jim Beckford.
Kopetsky was 17 when she walked out of her high school for the last time May 4, 2007. It was something she often did, her mother says. Kopetsky would leave around 10:30 a.m., return between 1 and 2 p.m. and stay until school let out at 3:30 p.m.