Local 4 has learned that police will focus their search on the St. Joseph River, the Lazy River campground, Lakes River and ponds near the Ohio turnpike. Also, towns like Pioneer, Ohio, West Unity and Holiday City.

Weeks added that volunteer efforts would be halted this weekend.

"As of Friday evening, we would ask to discontinue the volunteer searches -- I would like the opportunity to process what has been searched and re-evaluate our direction for the following week," he said.

Until then, Weeks asked residents in the Morenci area to search areas of private property that can't be seen from roadways.


Community Cancels Events Amid Search:

Pennington said the community's Christmas parade that was scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. City Hall is also closed to the public until Tuesday.

A tree-lighting ceremony planned for Sunday is still scheduled to go on.

Morenci is about 75 miles southwest of Detroit. It is only 2.11 square miles.

Many residents say they're rallying around the Skelton family and want to do anything they can to quell the grief.

"This community comes together in a minute to support their own," said Mary Fischer, who is the principal of the city's only school. "It's just a beautiful thing to watch happen."