MCSO: Latest search effort for Khadijah Britton turns up no new leads

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    This week the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and Mendocino County Search and Rescue drained a pond on Round Valley land in their latest effort to find a missing woman, but it turned up no new leads.

    Khadijah Britton, 23 was reported missing in February of 2018. The last time she was seen, she was being forced into a car at gunpoint by her boyfriend, Negie Fallis, according to the MCSO. The pond searched Monday was within a third-mile of the home she was kidnapped from, according to officials.

    Investigators say during a recent search of the area, a K9 showed interest in the pond, so they decided to look further. The MCSO requested the Round Valley Indian Tribal Council let them drain the pond, which was granted. A plan was developed and the pond was drained with several large water pumps.

    The pond was drained enough by mid-morning Tuesday to allow the search dogs access to the bottom. K9 teams from Mendocino and Sonoma Counties combed the pond bottom. The sheriff's office says after a thorough search, no human remains were found.

    The case remains under investigation.

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