FBI: OSBI declined assistance in search for girl
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An FBI spokesman says the agency's offer to
help search for a missing 7-year-old girl was turned down by the
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
But an OSBI official says an FBI agent was involved in the
search for Aja Johnson and her suspected abductor - Lester Hobbs.
The bodies of the two were found Monday near Lake Thunderbird in
east Norman - about two months after they had disappeared.
FBI spokesman Gary Johnson said Thursday the agency offered its
Child Abduction Response Team but the offer was declined.
OSBI agent-in-charge Richard Goss says an FBI agent did work
with the OSBI at the command post in the early days of the
investigation. Goss says the agent told state authorities they were
doing everything that's on a checklist the abduction team uses.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com