Search for missing Hilton Head couple centers on landfill

Law enforcement officials resumed Monday sorting through a large landfill southwest of Savannah, Ga., in a search for John and Elizabeth Calvert, the Hilton Head Island couple last seen March 3.

Authorities and their cadaver dogs first converged on the Broadhurst Environmental Landfill near Jesup, Ga., on Saturday after the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a tip late Friday, according to Capt. Toby McSwain. Five law enforcement agencies are participating in the search. They took Sunday off.

John Calvert, 47, who owns four Hilton Head businesses, and his wife, Elizabeth, 45, were last seen two weeks ago in a business meeting with Dennis Gerwing, chief financial officer for The Club Group, a firm that had provided some financial and administrative services to John Calvert's companies. Gerwing, 54, committed suicide last week and admitted in his final note that he had stolen from the couple. Authorities have said they fear the worst now in their disappearance.

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