Bonita Sanders disappeared just days before her second birthday.
She was in a stroller on the front porch of her Atlantic City home.
That was 1986.
Investigators searched a wooded area in Pleasantville on Monday, digging and sifting soil. Sources say the search could be connected to the Sanders case.
Bonita's father has been waiting for more than 20 years to find out what happened to his little girl.
He talks exclusively to NBC10's Ted Greenberg, saying he recently received some crushing news about his daughter's case.