OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine state police, game wardens and Waterville police are searching a wooded area for any sign of a toddler who went missing in December 2011.

State police spokesman Steve McCausland said more than 30 searchers were focusing their latest effort Wednesday in the community of Oakland, outside Waterville. He says canine teams and divers were part of the search in an area that includes woods, clear-cuts and a small pond.

The disappearance of Ayla Reynolds from her father’s home in Waterville set off a massive search. There have been several searches since then, but there’s been no sign of the youngster who’s now presumed dead.

State police declined to say what prompted the latest search. State police said there would be an afternoon briefing on searchers’ progress.

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