MIAMI GARDENS (CBS4) – For a second day police using cadaver dogs searched a wooded area in Miami Gardens looking for evidence in the Lynda Meier’s disappearance case.
“Today we’re out doing a grid search of the location, the pond as well as the ground. We’re hopeful that we will find, once again, the remains or evidence related to the disappearance of Lynda Meier,” said Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy.
The 40-year old Hallandale Beach woman disappeared more than a year ago. On June 4th she was seen on a fuzzy surveillance tape leaving her beach side condominium. A surveillance camera captured her taking cash from an ATM. Her Cadillac Escalade was last seen going westbound on Hallandale Beach Boulevard from U.S. 1. The vehicle was found abandoned a week later in Opa-Locka.
The search is taking place in a 190-acre tract of private, fenced land near NW 207th Street and 41st Avenue. A small pond is contained on the property.
Monday the search had to be called off around 2 p.m. because of the afternoon storms.
“We hope today will be a good day. We hope that it will bring positive results. All the investigators and the agents are working around the clock to bring this case to a close,” said Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Addy Villaneua.
News that police were searching for Meier’s remains was especially painful to her best friend of twenty-two years.
“I don’t want it to be bad news, I don’t think I’m ready for that, I’m not,” sobbed Sharon Moses Solano.
Solano was one of the last people to speak to Meier before she disappeared; the night before she disappeared, Meier was in the salon for an appointment.
Solano remembers telling Meier, “Why are you in such a rush? And she said ‘I have a date with someone I met. It’s just lunch.’ He was a chiropractor. But for some reason I didn’t believe her.”
Police have named Antoine Kennedy and Dallas King as persons of interest in Meier’s disappearance. Kennedy is a longtime friend of Meier and talked with her on the phone before she vanished. Police say King bought a cell phone and attempted to use Meier’s debit and credit cards.