Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Search suspended for Hall property EIR report
ENCINITAS, Dec 20 - The search for the Hall property EIR report which has been missing since before the November election, has been suspended because of bad weather and will not resume until it clears, a local police officer said on Wednesday.
Crews are waiting for better weather to resume their search for the EIR report but experts say odds are slim they would it have survived this long.
Deputy Sheriff Tom Hilfiger of the Encinitas Sheriff's Office declined to say if future efforts would be considered rescue missions or if there was hope that the EIR report could be found at all.
"I am not going to use the word 'recover' because we will still be looking for it, but not as actively. We are standing down to a degree," Hilgiger said at an afternoon press conference at the site of the Hall property off Santa Fe Rd. "We have gone through the Roundabout several times with no luck." he added.
Hilfiger said searchers have yet to find clues that would lead them to the missing EIR report. "We didn't have any clues or anything leading us to the EIR report, so we're waiting for our next opportunity. It's strange because Dan Dalager promised it several times before the November election. It even appeared in all his campaign literature.
"We no longer have four, five, six teams waiting to bust out there. There are a lot of safety concerns," Hilfiger said. "The efforts are suspended. They're still open but we won't have any true activity until we get a break in the weather."
The EIR report was last seen by a trio of teenage skateboarders who did not recall the EIR dressed in proper overnight gear.
"The EIR report only had this thin blue windbreaker and no backpack and no water that I could see." said 15 year old Billy Snotgrass. "We yelled 'Hey fag, nice windbreaker' at the EIR report but the dude totally ignored us."
Cold weather has hampered search parties with temperatures reaching the low 30's at night.
"I totally had to scrape ice off my windshield this morning." said Officer Hilfiger.
See also: Leucadia!: Dalager's amazing lies, half-truths and misinformation (PART 2)