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Deputies searching for Anna Maria Island woman missing since 2008

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Authroties are still searching for Sabine Buehler's body. Authroties are still searching for Sabine Buehler's body.
This is the cleared plot of land where cadaver dogs searched for possible remains of Sabine Buehler This is the cleared plot of land where cadaver dogs searched for possible remains of Sabine Buehler
File mugshot of her boyfriend, William Cumber who has been charged in her murder.  They have never found her body. File mugshot of her boyfriend, William Cumber who has been charged in her murder. They have never found her body.
K9 dog aids in search for Buehler's remains K9 dog aids in search for Buehler's remains
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL (WFLA) -

Manatee deputies have a man in custody for murdering a woman in 2008, but they don't know where her body is.

After Sabine Musil-Buehler went missing, deputies have held numerous searches for her remains, and now they're pursuing a new lead. This time, it's at a different area of the island, off of South Bay Boulevard.

Sabine Buehler was a popular hotel owner. Back in 2008, she vanished. Blood stains were found in her car and her apartment.

Her boyfriend, William Cumber, was soon charged with second degree murder for a crime that lacks a body.

"First and foremost, before the trial starts, we would like to have a body,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dave Bristow. “We feel confident if we don't have one, but certainly if we did get a body, it would make it that much better."

Officials recently brought out cadaver dogs to an undeveloped plot off of South Bay Boulevard, and they detected possible remains.

"So we've gone back out there and cleaned up those areas and the dogs are going to go back out to see whether or not they were false hits,” said Bristow.

Late on Wednesday afternoon, K9 teams arrived on scene and combed the area. They sniffed around the clearing and under trees.

"It’s difficult when you don't know where the body is. But obviously the body is somewhere. We firmly believe that. And you’ve gotta keep plugging away,” Bristow said.

If need be, the crews will return to the site later in the week.

Family members did not want to comment on this story.

According to court records, William Cumber's trial is set to begin sometime in October.

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