The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department conducted an evidence search today in the 1700 block of South 49th Street, according to a spokesman.
The empty lot formerly was a residence where Star Boomer stayed off and on with a boyfriend, police stated. Boomer was last seen in February 1999 at a bar near 49th and Metropolitan, according to police.
Detectives reopened the cold case in 2017, and while there were not many new leads, they decided to revisit previous locations from the case, according to a news release from the police spokesman.
With the help of the University of Kansas, police used a ground-penetrating radar that showed where the house used to be. Although the images did not tell police what was under the soil, the spokesman stated that police will use resources to bring an end to the cold case and closure to the family.
Police stated that 49th Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, between Barber and Douglas, to through traffic while officers conduct the search.