DAYTON, Iowa—Authorities Wednesday updated some of the information they’ve been releasing to the public about their search for a missing 15-year old Dayton, Iowa girl. Wednesday, a new picture was released of Kathlynn Shepard as she’s getting of her school bus in Dayton. One of the noticable items is the cap, originally described as being a Minnesota Vikings cap but is apparently and Iowa Cubs cap. Another big matter was the discovery of items from Shepard and the unidentified 12-year old girl taken with her. Backpacks and a purse were found in Boone County on Kale Road north of Fraser. Boone County began search the area Tuesday when the evidence was discovered and continued Wednesday. Authorities also continued to search other prime sites.
- 1st Avenue SW and area just west of the intersection on 7th St. SW, Dayton Iowa – This site is where Kathlynn and a 12 year old girl were abducted shortly after exiting their school bus, while walking home. *Please note this is a correction from the address provided yesterday.
- 3023 400th Street in rural Pilot Mound, Iowa – This site is where the 12 year old girl escaped from the abductor and ran to a nearby home at approximately 4:30 PM.
- 3319 Taylor Avenue in rural Dayton, Iowa – This is the location the suspect, 42 year old Michael J. Klunder, was found dead at approximately 8:00 PM. Preliminary information indicates Klunder died of self-inflicted injuries. His red, Toyota Tundra pickup which was described by the 12 year old, was also located at this address.
- 400 block of Kale Avenue, in Boone County – This is the location where the girls’ backpacks were located.
- 924 Byron Street, Stratford, Iowa – This is Klunder’s residence.
Many activities and events for Dayton and Southeast Webster Grand have been cancelled the past couple of nights as well as tonight. There is a prayer service in Dayton this evening at 7:00.