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Two months ago, an entire nation was on the lookout for Carla Bender after her former roommate was named the chief suspect in the Aug. 28 abduction of 9-year-old Nicholas Farber in Palm Desert, California.

Colorado Springs Sergeant Michael Spitzmiller says his department would check out leads that surfaced about her whereabouts but probably wouldn't actively search for her otherwise.

Hillary Bender, the woman's ex-husband, is pleading for her return because she has their 12-year-old son Keenan.

Without money to hire a private investigator and without help from authorities, Bender said he could be looking at months of heartache.