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Jaliek Rainwalker Timeline

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Jaliek Rainwalker of Greenwich has been missing since early November. Below is a timeline of events since the 12-year-old disappeared.

Nov. 2 - Jaliek Rainwalker reported missing by adoptive father, Stephen Kerr.

Nov. 6 - Ground and aerial search begins. Stephen Kerr refuses lie detector test. His partner, Jocelyn McDonald, takes one.

Nov. 13-14 - Police begin searching near the Battenkill Country Club in Middle Falls.

Nov. 20-21 - Search extends over VT border.

Nov. 28 - Kerr and McDonald offer $25,000 reward. Keeps decreasing by $5,000 for every month Jaliek isn't found.

Dec. 1 - Stephen Kerr begins hanging up fliers in Albany's West Hill and Arbor Hill neighborhoods. Claims Jaliek joined a gang there.

Dec. 13 - Jocelyn McDonald's mother tells Capital News 9 she thinks Stephen Kerr is responsible for Jaliek's disappearance.

Dec. 21 - FBI requests to meet with Stephen Kerr. He agrees.

Jan.1 - "Find Jaliek Task Force" created.

Jan. 10 - Kerr refuses lie detector test again.

Jan. 14 - Police name Stephen Kerr "person of interest."

Jan. 17 - Reports surface of Kerr and McDonald moving to VT.

Feb. 7 - Hudson River search begins. Police and FBI obtain warrant to search house on Hill Street in Greenwich. Police test anonymous letter with a Westchester County postmark.

Feb. 15 - Kerr and McDonald's lawyer files "notice of claim" against Greenwich police and village officials. Washington County D.A. Stands behind police department's actions.

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