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Timeline of Jennifer Caballero's fatal disappearance

Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 06:52 PM


Dozens of deputies on foot, horseback, all-terrain vehicles and in scuba gear spent five hours Monday searching for 11-year-old Jennifer Caballero after she wandered away from Rodgers Middle School. Her body was found in a nearby pond. Here's a timeline of the search:

12:35 p.m.: The last time Jenny was seen alive, after a student spotted her walking out a gym door.

1:01 p.m.: Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies get a 911 call from the school about the missing student. The school's resource officer, a sworn sheriff's deputy, begins searching inside the school.

1:10 p.m.: At least 15 more deputies arrive to help. Within the hour, the scale of the search grows as police tracking dogs and other deputies check every classroom, locker and closet. During this time, Jenny's mother makes an announcement on the school's PA system, calling to her daughter, who only spoke Spanish.

2 p.m.: Deputies go to the surrounding neighborhoods, knocking on doors and asking whether residents have seen Jenny. The search continues outside the school, and every car in the parking lot is checked. About this time, the sheriff's dive team prepares to scour a large pond in front of the school.

4:30 p.m.: The dive team finds nothing in the murky waters of the first pond and heads to another pond behind the school.

5:30 p.m.: The dive team enters the second pond.

6 p.m.: Jenny's body is found in water 12 feet deep, about 20 feet from shore.