Search for Sabrina returns to pond
Times staff writer
©St. Petersburg Times, published December 6, 1997
BRANDON -- Divers from three agencies joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office dive team Friday to scour the edges of a large pond just south of the neighborhood from which Sabrina Aisenberg vanished Nov. 24.
"We asked for assistance because it's such a large area," said sheriff's Lt. Greg Brown.
Meanwhile, Tampa attorney Barry Cohen on Friday continued to direct the Aisenbergs to decline to be interviewed. The couple videotaped a statement the night after their daughter disappeared in which they pleaded for her safe return, but have made no other public comments.
Cohen said he could not say how long an FBI agent would remain inside the Aisenberg home, or when a sheriff's patrol car would end its vigil outside the home. The house, in a Bloomingdale subdivision, continues to be surrounded in yellow crime scene tape.
While that has been "pretty tough" on the Aisenberg family, Cohen said he felt the authorities were acting reasonably.
"Everybody's got to be suspect. Whatever they do is within reason. It's responsible," he said.
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