Dozens of Israel Police officers and volunteers resumed on Saturday the search for four-year-old Rose Pizem, who is believed to have been murdered by her grandfather Ronny Ron, in Netanya and in Tel Aviv's Yarkon River.
Ron, who is also the lover of Rose's mother Marie-Charlotte (or just Marie) Renault, alleged that the killing was accidental and told police that he had thrown a suitcase holding the girl's body into the Yarkon.
The search in Rose's home city of Netanya began at 6:30 am with the help of all-terrain vehicles and detection dogs, and police and volunteers also scoured the Yarkon River area.
Later on Saturday police officials are set to decide whether or not to resume the underwater search for Rose in the Yarkon, and on Sunday Border Guard officers are expected to join the effort.
On Friday a Ramat Gan women who defined herself as a "spiritual communicator" called police and claimed she had a vision of Rose being buried alive by her grandfather at Argeman Beach in Netanya.
"I communicate using photos. When I saw the pictures of Rose Pizem, her mother, Marie, and the Yarkon River, I touched them and then everything was revealed to me," she said.
Police spokesman Shlomi Saguy said some 600 phone calls have been received since details of the affair were made public, "some from citizens asking to assist in the search from Rose and others from people who gave us information we had already obtained".
"We were also approached by all kinds of mediums; one of them said Rose's body was in the Banyas River, so we searched that area as well," he said.