Windy weather hampered Asotin County Sheriff's search for Rachel Anderson

CLARKSTON, WA - Mother nature is making the search for the body of 40-year-old Rachael Anderson difficult.

The Asotin County Sheriff's Office had to pull out of the multi-agency search Tuesday because of winds reaching 20-miles-per-hour. Captain Dan Hally said there are too many waves creating an interference with underwater images.

"When that occurs on the Side Scan Center we just can't, we can't get a clear picture of the bottom," said Captain Hally. "So, we're afraid we'd miss something if we overlook that."

The U.S. Coast Guard is still out on the river, with a sonar detector and underwater video camera. They're searching a ten-mile stretch downstream from Red Wolf Bridge.

Anderson disappeared in 2010. Her birthday is tomorrow (Wednesday) and Captain Hally said it's time to bring her home. He said the plan is to continue searching through the week.

Anderson's estranged husband, 52-year-old Charles Capone, is scheduled to stand trial on the 23rd of this month in connection with her disappearance.