On the sex offender found north of Eudora, why didn't the police have dogs looking for him, or at least tell neighbors what they were looking for?
Douglas County sheriff's deputies did use dogs during the preliminary search for a 27-year-old sexual assault suspect who ran from them Monday afternoon, Eudora police Chief Greg Dahlem said. The Kansas Highway Patrol used a helicopter during the search and volunteers from the Eudora Fire Department and Eudora police officers walked fields on foot looking for the suspect beginning Tuesday, Dahlem said. The suspect was eventually found hiding behind a mattress in a barn just north of Eudora on Wednesday morning. Leavenworth County sheriff's deputies went house to house to notify neighbors of the search in the area where the suspect was last seen Monday, Dahlem said. Information was also released to the media regarding the search, the police chief said.