Nearly 200 People Transported to San Angelo after Raid in Eldorado

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

ELDORADO- CPS moved 137 children and 46 women, by busload, forty-five miles away to San Angelo Sunday. Law Enforcement agents continued to look for any sign of the sixteen year old girl who triggered a massive raid at the polygamist compound in Eldorado founded by jailed leader Warren Jeffs.

Sunday CPS Spokesperson Marleigh Meisner held the last press conference in Eldorado. Meisner told the crowd of reporters they were still looking for the young girl, but were moving their base to San Angelo.

"That means we don't know if she is in the group of children, that have been removed. It's been very difficult for us to identify these children," said Meisner, "We're trying to continue to gather information and we're hoping we'll be able to find out if indeed we do have her but keep in mind we are still looking for more children as we speak."

The San Angelo Standard reports, law enforcement may be looking for a marriage license between the girl and 50-year-old Dale Evans Barlow. The reportedly gave birth when she was just 15 years old. CNN reports Barlow is out on felony probation followed a case out of Arizona, were he was accused of conspiring to commit sexual misconduct of a child. There have been no arrests.

Meisner says under the circumstances the children are doing remarkably well.