Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2008

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

FBI CARD Team Assists in Search for Missing Vermont Child

The FBI has dispatched five FBI agents from its Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) team to assist the Vermont State Police and our Albany Division in the search for missing 12-year-old Brooke Bennett. Additionally, two special agents from our Behavior Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia are en route to help.

“We will do everything we can to assist our partners at the Vermont State Police to help find Brooke, and bring those responsible to justice,” said Kenneth W. Kaiser, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Division.

CARD teams consist of four to six FBI agents trained in kidnapping and child abduction investigations who can quickly augment FBI resources as well as assist local and state police efforts, when requested.

Their expertise, combined with the unyielding efforts of local and state officers, often help generate leads and help put an extra set of eyes on the facts of the case.

The FBI can also provide technical support with electronic communications, aerial surveillance, polygraph examinations, evidence collection and behavioral analysis.

There are ten CARD teams located in various geographical regions throughout our 56 field offices in the United States.

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