MORGAN COUNTY — The search for Mengqi Ji continued on Wednesday, as police excavated a portion of the Lamine River.
The move is the latest in a search that has lasted for over a year.
Police constructed a levee earlier this year to assist in the search. They destroyed that levee on Tuesday.
Police said that they plan to search through the mud, dirt and debris that was excavated today to try and find any human remains.
The search team will be back at the river on Thursday, but that will be the last day that they search at that location.
Ji was reported missing last October. Her husband, Joseph Elledge has been charged with her murder and is awaiting trial.