FBI ends Schuylkill River search in East Falls

 The FBI USERT team spent two and a half days searching the Schuylkill River in East Falls. (Matthew Grady/NewsWorks, file)

The FBI USERT team spent two and a half days searching the Schuylkill River in East Falls. (Matthew Grady/NewsWorks, file)

The FBI has confirmed that this week’s search of the Schuylkill River in East Falls has ended. 

Spokeswoman Carrie Adamowski could not disclose what the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team was looking for under the Falls Bridge but said the search was called off on Wednesday afternoon. 

Adamowski could not comment on whether or not the agents found what they were looking for and could not confirm reports that this investigation was related to a white-collar crime. 

“We’re really not able to put too much out there,” she told NewsWorks on Friday morning. 

According to the FBI’s website, the USERT team is “comprised of trained divers capable of using sophisticated equipment to conduct traditional underwater searches to locate and recover evidence and human remains.”

Investigators from the New York team arrived at the site before 9 a.m. on Monday and conducted two and a half days worth of underwater searches. It’s unclear whether or not they’ll be back for another round. 

“These things are on an as-needed basis,” Adamowski said. “And we’re not quite sure as to what other things an investigation may bring.”

 

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