MIAMI, Fla. -- A police detective has testified that a nationwide dragnet launched in 2002 for a missing Florida foster child turned up no clues and also nothing to back up her caretaker's claims that a state worker had taken the girl.
Det. Giancarlo Milito testified Tuesday in the murder trial of caretaker Geralyn Graham that information about missing Rilya Wilson went to law enforcement agencies from coast to coast. The 4-year-old girl disappeared in late 2000 but that wasn't discovered by the state Department of Children and Families until April 2002.
Milito testified Graham told him a tall, dark-skinned female DCF worker had taken Rilya for psychological testing and never returned her. But Milito said that didn't check out either.
Graham faces life in prison if convicted of killing Rilya.