GREENWICH, N.Y. -- The first of three planned summer searches for missing Greenwich boy Jaliek Rainwalker gets underway today. This time the Find Jaliek Task Force says the search will focus on the Merck National Forest in Vermont.
Merck was chosen at the recommendation of New York Forest Rangers and Greenwich Police Chief George Bell. Authorities say Jocelyn McDonald and Stephen Kerr, Jaliek's adoptive parents, and their children frequently hiked and camped there.
Kerr has been named a person of interest in the case, but has never been charged.
The official search for the missing 12-year-old was scaled back earlier this month.
Rainwalker has been missing since November.