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The dramatic search and eventual rescue of 13-year-old Isabella Oleschuk of Orange captured the attention of the entire state.
Created by CTpost
on Mar 23, 2011
Last updated: 03/24/11 at 07:54 PM
As the press conference is about to begin, Orange police Chief Robert Gagne changes the tone of the announcement and tells gathered media and friends of the Oleschuk family that Isabella has been found, alive and safe.http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Isabella-Oleschuk-found-safe-after-dramatic-search-1268481.php
Tuesday night, police announce that a press conference will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday and Isabella’s parents planned to meet with the media for the first time.http://blog.ctnews.com/connecticutpostings/2011/03/22/orange-pd-isabella-oleschuk-press-conference/
Firefighters from surrounding towns are called in to join the search, which focuses on the Racebrook Road area, not far from Isabella’s Derby Avenue home. Police issue a Silver Alert for Isabella as national media attention begins to grow.http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Search-continues-for-missing-Orange-teen-press-1251380.php
Fairfield police investigate a possible sighting of Isabella at a Duchess restaurant in town. Police pass a video on to Orange authorities and it turns out to be a false sighting.http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Fairfield-fast-food-worker-reports-possible-1253948.php
A vigil was held at night with more than 200 people in attendance and a vow is made by local officials to search for Isabella until she is found.
The search continues as more than 100 people join in, including firefighters, police officers, FBI teams, divers, police dogs and cadets from the Meridan municipal police academy.http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/As-searchers-fan-out-a-vigil-and-prayers-for-a-1238660.php
Police begin search a for Isabella after her parents report her missing Sunday morning.http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Search-on-for-Conn-girl-12-missing-since-Sunday-1237760.php