Scott Gordon, NBC 5 News
With tips dwindling in the search for whoever killed 6-year-old Alanna Gallagher, the FBI and Saginaw police are using billboards to ask for more leads in the case.
The FBI has debuted electronic billboards across North Texas in an effort to get more leads in the slaying of a 6-year-old Saginaw girl.
Saginaw police, who still do not have a suspect, say the number of tips in Alanna Gallagher's death has dropped since her body was found wrapped in a tarp a mile from her Saginaw home nine days ago.
Investigators are now reaching out for more leads through electronic billboards, including one at Euless Bedford Road and state Highway 121. The signs have Gallagher's photo, name, the tip line numbers and a statement that suspects are still wanted.
"Our tips have declined, and we want to just keep this fresh in people's mind," Saginaw police spokesman Officer Damon Ing said.
The electronic billboards are put up for free by various electronic sign companies as part of a public service and partnership with the FBI.
"We're not going to give up," Ing said. "We're going to continue on. If that means we're in it for the long run, we're in it for the long run. But we're going to continue on until we find out who's responsible for this crime."
Saginaw police say they are confident they will find the person or persons responsible for Gallagher's death.
Ing said 30 to 50 investigators continue to work on the case on a regular basis. He said Wednesday that investigators are still weeks away from getting physical evidence processed.
In the meantime, they continue to talk to people, including Gallagher's family.
Her father, Miles McDaniel, spoke to police for hours on Tuesday before speaking to the media for the first time.
"I want to find out who did this," he said. "I want justice, and I hope that they can be found."
McDaniel wouldn't say anything about his discussion with authorities, but investigators say the family is cooperating and is not suspected in Gallagher's death.
"We have to talk to a lot of people, but there's not anyone in particular we're looking at at this point," Ing said.
Police said they're not looking for anything specific but are simply looking for any and every lead possible in the case.
Gallagher's funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Richland Hills.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Gallagher's death.
Anyone with information is asked to call 682-888-3682 or 682-888-3684.