The search for a man wanted in the murder of a Clinton, MO, police officer continued Tuesday afternoon after the search of a home in Chilhowee, MO, came up empty, reports the Kansas City Star.

"Update: Search of Chilhawee residence yielded negative results," the Missouri Highway Patrol tweeted.

"We're following up any leads," Sgt. Bill Lowe told reporters as the patrol surrounded the home. "Any lead we get is a good lead until we deem that it didn't work out."

Ian James McCarthy of Clinton, in Henry County, is wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of Officer Gary Michael, 37, who had been on the force less than a year.

A manhunt ensued moments after McCarthy allegedly shot Michael during a traffic stop Sunday around 10:45 p.m. McCarthy allegedly drove away but shortly after that crashed his SUV and fled on foot. He has not been seen since.

The Missouri Highway Patrol, which is leading the investigation, had troopers out on foot and driving through the area Tuesday.

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