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Utah Police Change Focus of Probe

June 11, 2002

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Police said Tuesday they are refocusing their investigation into the kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl, concentrating on those who knew Elizabeth Smart while not ruling out a stranger abduction.

``We believe that it is possible that we have already talked to or will soon talk to the suspect that is responsible for this crime,″ Police Chief Rick Dinse said.

Investigators spent several hours in the Smart home early Tuesday morning, searching for clues to the girl’s apparent kidnapping at gunpoint a week ago.

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