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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Search for William McQuain continues


Police use dogs Monday to search for William McQuain, 11, in wooded parks in Germantown and Damascus. McQuain has been missing for more than two weeks. (Katherine Frey - THE WASHINGTON POST)
The search for William McQuain, the boy whose mother was found slain in their Germantown home last week, picked up again Monday as police officers, volunteers and cadaver dogs scoured a wooded swath of Montgomery County in hopes of finding the 11-year-old.

As of 1 p.m., they’d found no sign of him, according to Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman.

About 20 people were searching the land around Comsat Drive in Germantown and the area of the Magruder Branch Trail in Damascus, Montgomery County police said.

A K-9 team from the Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S. Search and Rescue was also assisting in the search.

Monday was the second day of the search. On Sunday, search teams consisting of about 80 people focused on Damascus Recreational Park and Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg.

Police said McQuain has been missing since the weekend of Oct. 1.

McQuain’s mother, Jane McQuain, 51, was found dead Wednesday in her Germantown apartment. Police have arrested Curtis M. Lopez, McQuain’s estranged husband, who is accused of killing her sometime in the past two weeks.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

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