National investigators pore over Jaliek files
Posted at: 10/23/2012 5:53 PM
| Updated at: 10/23/2012 8:28 PM
By: Mark Mulholland
GREENWICH - Jaliek Rainwalker was 12 years old when he was reported missing in November 2007 from his adoptive grandfather's home on Hill Street.
Police used helicopters and dogs to search for the adopted son of Stephen and Jocelyn Kerr.
Days of searching turned into weeks and months. There was no sign of the boy who his adoptive parents had referred to as "troubled."
It didn't take long for police to focus on Kerr, the last person to see Jaliek.
The grieving father talked to NewsChannel 13 shortly after his son's disappearance.
"Jaliek, if you're watching this, we'd love for you to come home," said Kerr as he fought back tears.
But police say Kerr wouldn't share much information with them. And privately, many are convinced that he knows far more than he's letting on.
Now, nearly five years later, the case is on-going and police aren't letting up.
This week they're getting the help of investigators from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, who came to town to pore over the facts of Jaliek's disappearance.
"It's a fresh set of eyes. These are people who do this 24-7," said Chief George Bell of the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department. "They're dedicated to finding missing children, so they're taking a look at the entire case file to see what maybe we missed and they're bringing it to our attention,"
The attorney for Stephen Kerr tells NewsChannel 13 that his client welcomes any help that leads to his son being found.
Chief Bell says Kerr has shown no interest in helping police find Jaliek.
Next Thursday is the 5th anniversary of the boy's disappearance.