“The fact that [Behl is] 17 years old and there have been no traces of her, we don’t think someone of her age could pull something like this off so easily on her own,” Richmond police Chief Rodney D. Monroe said in a telephone interview. “That leads us to lean toward the idea that she might have met with foul play or was abducted.”
Until yesterday, police had said that although they were concerned for the teenager’s safety, they did not suspect foul play in Behl’s disappearance. Evidence suggested otherwise, they had said, and indicated that Behl had willingly driven from the campus, where she lived in a dorm.
Monroe said investigators put the sedan under surveillance for about 12 hours. When no one returned to claim it, he said, the vehicle was impounded and turned over to the FBI for processing. He said a team of officers canvassed the neighborhood Saturday evening, and several canines were dispatched to the area.
The dogs “hit on a few things,” Monroe said, although he declined to elaborate. Those leads were being followed yesterday, he said.
Police find car of missing student, Taylor Behl