It's been nearly 30 years since 10-year-old Kevin Collins disappeared, but police searched a San Francisco home this week in connection with the case.
Kevin's mother, now 72, said she felt numb. "To see them digging in a building so close to where he disappeared was shocking," Ann Collins said.
Tuesday's search of a backyard and garage of a home near the city's Haight-Ashbury district has renewed interest in the high-profile disappearance in 1984.
Photographs of the freckled-face boy, plastered on milk cartons and posters, turned it into one of the first child disappearances to garner national attention.