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Day 2: Final Day of Searching for Botanical Evidence in Baby Kate Case

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Day 2: the final day of searching for botanical evidence in the Baby Kate case.

Katherine Phillips went missing exactly 2 years ago today. Kate was just four and a half months old when she was last seen at her Ludington home.

Police are now treating Baby Kate's case as a homicide. Her father, Sean Phillips, is serving time for unlawful imprisonment related to Kate's disappearance.

Investigators believe plant evidence found on Phillips' shoes could lead them to Kate's remains.

9&10 News got an exclusive look at their command center, which helps keep track of where the crews are and they made notes where possible evidence was found.

Search crews have been collecting plant samples from a wooded area North of Scottville. After long hours of searching, police, volunteers and botanists are anxious and hopeful that this will finally lead them to Baby Kate.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson were at the command central all day and has continuing coverage on the search.