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News Release

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers will be conducting training for civilian wild land search volunteers and Volunteer Firemen. The training will be held in Greenwich on April 8,9 and 12th. This twelve hour training course normally concludes with a simulated search to allow trainees to get a feel for what an actual search is like and what to expect during the course of an actual search assignment.

On April 12, trainees will be completing actual search assignments connected with the on going search for 12 year old Jaliek Rainwalker who was reported missing by his adopted father Stephen Kerr on November 2, 2007 from 11 Hill Street in the Village of Greenwich. Search Volunteer trainees under the direct supervision of New York State Forest Rangers and experienced civilian crew bosses will be researching areas already searched last November and December and some new areas that Police feel should be searched. Property owners should be aware that these searches will be conducted in and around the Towns of Easton and Greenwich as well as the Village of Greenwich.

New York State Forest Rangers, the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department, the New York State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and numerous other outside police agencies, fire departments and volunteers conducted an exhaustive search of the Village of Greenwich and the surrounding area last fall to locate the missing twelve year old to no avail. The fact that Jaliek Rainwalker is still missing presents a unique opportunity for New York State Forest Rangers to utilize search volunteers from this class to actually participate in actual search assignments as part of their training.

As warm weather starts to arrive, Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell is encouraging residents to be observant of their property as they head outdoors. Police are also asking that with the arrival of warmer weather that the people who are venturing outdoors to their favorite fishing spot or kayaking, hiking or camping or to the upcoming turkey hunters to be alert and check their surroundings for any clues to the whereabouts of the missing Greenwich boy.

Anyone that may come across something on their property or that may have information concerning the disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker is asked to contact the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department at 518-692-9332.

Anyone that has questions concerning the upcoming training event is asked to contact New York State Forest Ranger Lt. John Solan at 583-9421.


Written by Kim

April 11, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Posted in Jaliek Rainwalker

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  1. We were so impressed and grateful to see the turn out at the search today. I tried to count how many people. 75 plus I believe. Close to 100% were from trained experienced SAR organizations. I learned how to grid search properly, how to handle evidence, and met a number of terrific selfless individuals. Although we did not find Jaliek today, no one was injured, the weather was perfect, and hope was still in the air even after the searching was over. Thank you to all that helped make today’s search possible. That includes you too, Kim. Your timely diligence to keep Jaliek’s information up to date and out there is priceless.

  2. I hope they find that boy. He’s been gone for so long now
    God bless you for all your efforts in keeping his story in the public eye.


    April 14, 2008 at 4:11 am

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