Iowa authorities launch massive search for abducted girl; suspect dead

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — The search for a missing 15-year-old Iowa girl abducted Monday after getting off her school bus was continuing Wednesday morning near Dayton in northern Iowa.

Searchers will focus on the area around the bus stop where Kathlynn Shepard and a 12-year-old girl were abducted, the area in rural Pilot Mound, Iowa, where the 12-year-old girl escaped and an area near Dayton where the body of 42-year-old suspect Michael Klunder was found Monday night. Searchers will also search the area near Klunder's Stratford, Iowa, home. Dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement officers are searching by air, land and water.

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