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Three months after their disappearance, nothing new found from the plane crash of men with Crossroads ties

By by Dianna Wray
Oct. 29, 2010 at 5:29 a.m.


Three months after their plane disappeared, the search has stopped for men with Crossroads ties.

Neal and Seth Spradlin, nephews of Victoria Realtor Dolores White, were aboard an Anchorage, Alaska plane Aug. 21 when the plane disappeared.

The two men, brothers from Indianapolis, worked for the National Park Service at Katmai National Park in Alaska.

National Park Services and the Coast Guard searched for 23 days after the crash.

The family offered a reward and continued the search, White said.

Last month, Charles Spradlin, the boys' father, spotted debris from the plane in a cove.

A toothbrush, a jacket, a burned duffel bag and a tail piece of the plane were found. White said. The rest of wreckage has not been found.

When the evidence of a burn was found, the FBI sent divers to find the plane. However, they have now canceled their search, White wrote in an e-mail.

The family is now uncertain what steps they will take next, White said.

"I just can't believe they're gone," she said.

White said she has appreciated the support of the community during a difficult time for her family.

"It's nice to know that people, even people that don't know you very well, can be so kind. With something like this, it's nice to remember that we have a lot of kindness in our world," White said.

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