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Police expand search for Mercyhurst student

| Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

Police have expanded the search for an Erie County college student missing since returning to her home near Syracuse, N.Y., for the Thanksgiving break last week.

Nearly 100 law enforcement officers and volunteers spent Friday searching a wooded area for Jenni-Lyn Watson, 20, a junior dance major at Mercyhurst College in Erie. At an evening news conference, Onondaga County Undersheriff Warren Darby said the search over 1,200 acres will continue through the weekend.

Watson disappeared on Nov. 19, a day after arriving at her family's home north of Syracuse.

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