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Divers reenter Rose Pond in search for missing Blackfoot mother

Investigators: Disappearance is "not suspicious"

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BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Members of the Bingham County Sheriff's Office dive team were back in the water of Rose Pond Monday afternoon after discovering an "anomaly" in the water.

Divers discovered the item, which turned out to be a jacket while searching the pond. The four dive team members used a piece of sonar equipment allowing them to see the bottom of the pond, measure the depth and the water temperature.

"Anytime they see an anomaly, we call it an anomaly, something different than the normal bottom they will stop and investigate just to determine it is what it is," Chief Deputy Jeff Gardner told reporter Chris Oswalt, who joined the dive team on the boat.

Divers are searching the pond for any sign of Kelley Haney, 37. The Blackfoot mother was last seen Thursday night. Her husband found her truck, keys and cellphone parked at the Rose Pond area. He called the Sheriff's Office around midnight. Search and rescue was called out around 4:00 Friday morning.

The Sheriff's Office said Monday it had received witnesses reports that Haney was at the recreational area. One of those reports came from a man who claimed to have seen a woman in the water, but could not confirm if it is Haney.

"Even as thorough as we have searched, you can always miss something. There is enough silt in the bottom that is soft enough that that might be an issue as to why we are not seeing her if she is in the water."

On Saturday, cadaver dogs hit on a scent coming from the water. Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland said Sunday divers searched the areas and came up empty handed.

"It is very frustrating for me,” Rowland said. “We are out here. I want to give the family some answers and I just don't have any answers for them and I know it is frustrating for them."

The Sheriff's Office had said it does not believe Haney's disappearance is "suspicious" at this time. They are asking anyone who has information to call Bingham County Dispatch.

"We want to bring this to close," Gardner said. "We want to bring closure to the family so they can move on."

The Sheriff's Office says it will continue to investigate the case until they know what happened to Haney. 


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