Zion Baby: Police Use Sniffer Dogs to Search Landfill Site for 5-Month-Old Joshua Summeries (VIDEO)

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By Jon Campbell , Christian Post Contributor
August 25, 2013|1:09 pm

A missing Zion baby has still not been found after an extensive search by hundreds of police officers.

Zion baby (Photo: YouTube Screen Shot)

Officials search through a landfill in the search for the missing Zion baby, Joshua Summeries.

Five month old Joshua Summeries has been the subject of a frantic and massive search by officials, but they have still be unable to locate the child.

Zion police drafted in highly trained sniffer dogs to help them search out the Advanced Disposal Landfall at 701 Green Bay Road. They were seen going through the refuse in an attempt to find Joshua.

 Police Chief Wayne Brooks posted a statement on Facebook on Friday: "The sad truth is that our search for Joshua has lead to the landfill. As you can imagine the tedious process of searching a landfill is a tremendously overwhelming and demanding task. Currently more than 50 law enforcement officers and two nationally-recognized and highly-trained search dogs are combing the landfill."

He continued: "We remain steadfast in our mission to find Joshua and more determined than ever to give that small infant a voice in our justice system."

Brooks also spoke about how things were not looking positive, but they have not yet given up hope: "The size of a five-month-old is very small, not self-sufficient in any way out there in the elements, therefore we don't believe there's a lot of hope, but we still have some."

However, the search has been criticized by some who feel that the officials have not widened the search enough, and have been focusing on a smaller area too much.

One Zion resident, Diequawa Lakes, spoke to reporters saying, "There's a long stretch of woods, and I have not seen anyone over there. I've been riding by every day, and I have not seen anyone over there. So I was just trying to get together enough people to see if we can walk through and just go look ourselves, because I don't think the Zion police are doing their job good, I'm sorry."

Here is a video of footage showing officials searching through the landfill site:

 

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