Columbia Police Department begins to search landfill

6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Monday, September 09 2019 Sep 9, 2019 Monday, September 09, 2019 9:01:00 PM CDT September 09, 2019 in News
By: Claire Bradshaw, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA — Columbia Police Department confirmed Monday it began searching a Columbia landfill in connection to Megan Shultz's 2006 disappearance.

The landfill is located on Peabody Road. Police said they hope to find trash from 2006 - newspapers, receipts, postmarkings - that will narrow down the search area.

Police said they have narrowed down the most likely places to search. Right now, police said they are not looking for evidence. They are looking for trash that could help find the trash from the week of the crime.

If trash is found, police said then they might start a larger search of the landfill for Shultz's body.

Shultz went missing in August 2006. Prosecutors charged her former husband Keith Comfort in August of this year with her murder after investigators said he told Wisconsin police he killed her and disposed of her body in a dumpster.

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