Neighbors: Shelbyville police ‘digging’ at scene

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH)-Shelbyville Police have not said why they were outside a home in Shelby County other than it is part of an ongoing investigation.

Police and students from the University of Indianapolis were behind the home on Elm Street moving dirt and concrete Tuesday morning. Neighbors said it could be related to a missing persons case from 2010.

“They’ve been on the side if the house; in the back and the garden,” said Gary Thomas of Shelbyville.

Police tape blocked off the intersection of Evans and Elms Streets as officers and anthropology students worked behind the home.

Some of their work included lifting cement blocks and moving a shed looking for evidence, but why they were remains a mystery.

“They’ve been here since about 9 o’clock this morning,” Thomas said

There was so much activity, people were out on every corner and on their front porch looking to see what was going on.

“I’m shocked. I thought we lived in a pretty safe neighborhood,” Dawn Burton said.

Some neighbors believe the search involves the case of Rebecca Cassidy. Police said Cassidy went missing 4 years ago and was last seen leaving the 1200 block of Elm Street.

“She went missing and during that time I became the number one suspect,” Scott Schuck of Shelbyville said.

Schuck lives in the home police searched and surrounded. He told 24-Hour News 8 all he’s done is cooperated with police.

“I have gave them permission; they have been through my house with cadaver dogs about four years ago shortly after she went missing and in my back yard and everything,” he said

Schuck waited outside and watched again as his neighbors looked on.

He says police are wasting their time.

“They ain’t going to find nothing. No, they ain’t going to find nothing,” Schuck said.

One of Rebecca’s relatives says the disappearance has been “hard on everybody.”

Tuesday night, her aunt, Cheryl Woolen, told us she has suspicions about what happened. But, she said she is certain Rebecca did not run away.

“If she was around, she would cause she called her mom almost every day. And she wouldn’t have just took off. I know that,” said Cheryl Woolen who is Rebecca Cassidy’s Aunt.

Woolen said the disappearance has been hard on Rebecca’s mom. And, because her mom is 69 years old, Cheryl said she “needs to know” what happened.

The Shelbyville Police Department said they would release additional information in the event additional information develops.

Police say the streets will remain blocked off over night, even though work has stopped for the evening.

 

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