Nine years ago, 17-year-old Amanda Berry disappeared without a trace.
On April 21, 2003, Amanda left work at the Burger King at West 110th and Lorain and was heading home to celebrate her birthday, but never made it.
Top law enforcement sources tell the FOX 8 I-Team that they have received information, which they consider credible, that the teen met with foul play in 2003 and her body was later hidden.
Crews began to dig at W. 30th and Wade near I-90 on Thursday morning.
Beth Serrano, Berry’s sister, told Fox 8 News she received a phone call from police and will meet with them to receive the latest information on the case.
The search was launched after an inmate from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville sent law enforcement a letter indicating that he knew the location of Berry’s body.
Fox 8 News Reporter Jack Shea has a look back at the Amanda Berry Investigation.