Search for missing Holmes Beach woman continues Wednesday

pafshar@bradenton.comJuly 27, 2011 

ANNA MARIA -- After digging on and off for about two weeks, the sheriff’s office has yet to find the body of Sabine Musil-Buehler, an island woman missing since November 2008, said sheriff’s spokesman Dave Bristow.

Crews continued Wednesday to dig and sift through the sand on either side of the boardwalk on Willow Avenue and Gulf Drive.

“We will continue to dig until we’ve covered the area of interest,” said Det. Jeff Bliss. “We will be out here until we are done.”

The weather was a cause for concern for crews Wednesday since they cannot work if there is lighting.

“We’ll be back tomorrow and hopefully finish then,” Bristow said.

Cadaver dogs were brought in earlier in the investigation after some of Musil-Buehler’s items were located in some bushes. There were two areas in which the dogs showed heightened interest, but no additional items were found.

Bristow said they might bring dogs back out to the scene to double check the area.

The location of the items was in close proximity to Musil-Buehler’s home and to where her car was found.

In February 2010, deputies dug up the sands near the Sandbar Restaurant in hopes of finding her body, with no luck.

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