Missing Teen Update

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa police chief says investigators searching for a 15-year-old girl are focusing on the movements of the man suspected of kidnapping her and a friend in the hours after they were taken last week.

Dayton Police Chief Nick Dunbar said investigators from several agencies met Tuesday to compare notes on the search for 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard and to discuss how to proceed. He says searchers are planning to recheck some areas that have already been searched, and are also going out to new areas in the region.

Dunbar says analysts are trying to “come up with a definitive path” traveled by Michael Klunder, who authorities say committed suicide hours after kidnapping Shepard and a 12-year-old friend. The 12-year-old escaped at a hog confinement where the girls were taken.

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