Search for missing teen pared down

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Police in Oslo pared down their massive search for a missing 16-year-old girl on Wednesday, and shifted their attention to a criminal investigation into her disappearance. There was still no sign of Sigrid Schetne, who never returned home after visiting a girlfriend Saturday night.

Around 150 volunteers were continuing their own search effort, while police said they would focus on sorting through evidence and the roughly 700 tips that have come in since Schetne was last seen before walking home in Oslo’s Skullerud district.

As many as 500 volunteers from the Red Cross, Norwegian People’s Aid, friends and family have been involved in the search that began early Sunday. Police were still keen on talking to the driver of a car seen in the area where Schetne was walking, but he hadn’t reported in for questioning.

Schetne was wearing shorts, a grey singlet and blue hooded sweatshirt when last seen. Her shoes, mobile telephone and one sock were found on the grounds of a day care center near her parents’ home, and the car was seen driving away from the day care center just after midnight.

Neighbours have reported hearing a woman scream in the area but police say they have no concrete theories on what may have happened to the teenager.

Views and News staff