After spending five days meticulously sifting through dirt on an undeveloped lot in Janesville, investigators Friday ended their search for the remains of an 8-year-old girl who has been missing for 66 years near Cambridge. The spot is near the intersection of North Wright and East Rotamer roads. Georgia Jean Weckler, disappeared from her family's farm near Cambridge in 1947.
Investigators dig into a case dating back more than 60 years hoping hope to find the remains of a little girl who was never found.
"There's a good possibility somethings there," said Rock County Sheriff's Office captain, Todd Christiansen. "We just need to find it."
Investigators sift through bits of dirt on a plot of land in residential Janesville hoping to uncover human remains of 8-year-old Georgia Weckler.
Weckler went missing in 1947. She was last seen getting mail at the end of her driveway in Fort Atkinson.
Numerous news articles over the years allude to her kidnapping and extensive searches have come up unsuccessful. The last effort to find her body was in 1999.
Thursday a tip came in to Janesville police by who they would only describe as an elderly man to search in the area of East Rotamer Road and North Wright.
"He gave them an idea of where the body could be located. The K9 did indicate in that area," said Christiansen. "They then grided it off so we could have a search pattern."
They're now one step closing to solving this mystery and perhaps finding some closure.
"Based on the number of dogs that have hit in the area, I believe there's something there," said Jefferson County Sheriff's Office's Jerry Haferman.
"It just makes you think if there is something there... wow," said neighbor, Gale Rundle. "It would be nice closure for the family if they can find something.
Authorities plan to dig through the rest of the week.