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Search for missing teen's body is over, nothing found

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Tents are coming down and crews are filling the holes they dug back up officially ending the search for missing teen Amanda Berry's remains. 

Officials say they are disappointed they didn't find anything, but are glad they checked the tip out.

Around 8 a.m. Friday, crews returned to an area at West 30th between Wade and Seymour. They're digging in a now empty lot - a home that once stood on the property was torn down years ago.

A backhoe was used to dig about six feet down, searching for anything that could be linked to Amanda.

The FBI confirms they received a tip that led them to the area.

Reporter Ed Gallek learned prison inmate Robert Wolford, who was convicted of murdering a homeless man, wrote letters to law enforcement telling them he knows where Amanda's body is.

Wolford was driven up from Lucasville on Wednesday, and showed officers where they could find Amanda's body. He passed a polygraph during the investigation before the search for Amanda's remains began.

Wolford was brought back to the area around 5 a.m. Friday morning, to help pinpoint the exact location investigators should be focusing on.

19 Action News has also confirmed a second suspect may be involved. The search for the unidentified man is underway.

Amanda left her job at the Burger King on West 110th and Lorain around 7:30 p.m. on April 21, 2003, and was never seen again.

Amanda disappeared a day before her 17th birthday. She was going home to her birthday party.

Amanda's mother, Louwana, died at age 43 in March of 2006 after years of searching for her daughter. Many say Louwana died of a broken heart.

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