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    An artists rendering of how Brittany Beers might look today, 12 years after she vanished.

    STURGIS -- When Jaycee Dugard turned up 18 years after she was kidnapped in California, it raised the hopes of other families who have had children vanish, that they too could someday see their child again.

    It’s been 12 years this week since Brittany Beers vanished without a trace from a bench outside of the Village Manor Apartments in Sturgis. Police say they have tracked down hundreds of leads and a thousand tips without success, but they aren’t giving up.

    Sturgis police are teaming up with the major crimes task force and the FBI to continue the search, reveiw the old files, reinterview the witnesses, to see if there is anything they missed.

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    Sturgis, Mich. -
    Police are seeking information about the driver or owner of a car that could help in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Brittney Beers.
    Sturgis police Det./Sgt. Geoff said the vehicle may have been in the area around the time of her disappearance in 1997. The driver may have been in the area around the time she was last seen, and may have information that would help police in their investigation.
    Smith said the vehicle is maroon-over-cream, hatchback-style car similar to a current models such as a Mercury Lynx, Ford Escort or Geo Metro.
    Police hope the driver may have seen something that could help make progress into the disappearance.
    “Between 7:30 and 9 p.m., there isn’t that much traffic on U.S. 12,” Smith said. “Someone seeing a little girl on a bench, they might have thought it was odd. Someone may have seen something, but they (didn’t) realize what they were seeing.”
    Beers was last seen Sept. 16, 1997, outside Village Manor Apartments in Sturgis. She was 4 at the time.
    Sturgis police and the FBI continue to investigate the case.
    Earlier this year, investigators renewed their efforts by reviewing the entire case. Police were considering tips that require follow-up.
    Sturgis police Det./Sgt. Geoff Smith said a lot of follow-up investigation and numerous interviews have taken place.
    He said there are still no solid breaks in the case.
    So far, investigators have received close to 1,000 tips, Smiths said.
    “I had several tips last week, Smith said Friday. Police received several tips after an Oct. 13 “Oprah Winfrey Show” that focused on missing children.
    Tips are essential an essential part of the investigation, Smith said.
    “We don’t have enough eyewitnesses, other than the several people who saw her sitting on the bench,” Smith said. “And then, only a few can positively say that it was Brittney.”
    Smith said any and all information is welcome, and it might be the smallest clue that will help police solve the case.

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