29 Years Later, a Possible Break in the Case of Missing Teen Kimberly Moreau

When Kimberly stopped home that night back in May 1986, she said she'd be back in an hour. 29 years has passed, but a new search might finally bring her family answers.

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The Moreau family has been waiting for answers for 29 years. And that day could possibly be here.

“I made a promise that I would find her before my time was up,” Richard Moreau told Dateline NBC about his daughter Kimberly who disappeared in 1986. "We are just here hoping they find a piece of bone or something that says it’s her so we can finally bring her home and put her to rest.”

Every year, Richard treks across Maine, hanging fliers about his daughter's case; thousands of fliers hung on telephone poles, storefront windows and trees. It's fair to say he's dedicated his life to bringing his youngest daughter home.

"My wife passed away from cancer two years after Kimberly went missing," he says. "I promised I would find answers and I'm really hoping and praying the time has come."

Since Thursday, Maine State Police, aided by several other law enforcement agencies, have been scouring a five-acre property in western Maine belonging to the last man Kimberly was seen with before she vanished; Brian Enman.

Investigators were joined by the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team at the scene on Enman's property early Sunday morning, according to NBC affiliate WCSH. Geologists are reportedly expected to bring in ground-penetrating radar as the day continues.

Although it remains unclear exactly what led to this search decades after the teen vanished, police are hoping it could solve the mystery of what exactly happened all those years ago.

The night before her junior prom, Kimberly headed out with a girlfriend. It was the night of May 10, 1986 in Jay, Maine. That girlfriend, Rhonda Breton, told investigators the two had met up with two men in their twenties -- one of them Brian Enman.

Later that evening, Kimberly briefly stopped home, leaving her purse and keys behind. The only family member around at the time was one of her two older sisters, Karen.

"She told Karen she was going for a ride and would be back soon," Diane Levesque, the second of Kimberly's older sisters, told Dateline NBC. "She left her things. She wasn't leaving for long."

Enman told police that he dropped Kimberly off about a half mile from her home, at her request. He insists he had absolutely nothing to do with her disappearance.

Although the case is not classified as a homicide, police say they do suspect foul play. The Moreau family is optimistic, they say, but are trying to not be too excited. Richard, along with several other family members, has been camped out along the road outside the property while the search is underway.

"I don't want to hear the news over the phone. I want to be the first person they see when they have news for us," Richard says. "I've waited 29 years, but if there is news, I want it right away."