No remains found in toddler search

February 27, 2009 11:25:39 AM PST
Authorities in southern New Jersey are ending their search of a wooded area near Atlantic City after failing to turn up any remains of a toddler missing for 22 years. The search began last week after prosecutors got a tip that Bonita Sanders was killed and her body might have been buried in the lot in Pleasantville.

Without a body or other evidence, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel says he doesn't have enough information to declare the case a homicide.

Bonita was last seen strapped into a stroller on the porch of her home on Sept. 14, 1986 - three days before her second birthday.

Housel says he wants to talk with the girl's mother, also named Bonita Sanders, but his office hasn't been able to locate her.

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