PHOENIX (KSAZ) - On Thursday, Phoenix Police released a cost breakdown of its search for Christine Mustafa at a landfill.
Mustafa was reported missing on May 11, 2017. Her ex, Robert Interval, awaits trial after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder in June. From late October to late December, teams of 32 officers have spent each weekday looking for Mustafa's remains in a primary search area, sifting through 21,500 tons of landfill material.
The search, according to a document released by Phoenix Police, cost the department $1,343,432. The department spent $1,191,144 on contract and streets department charges, $104,595 on equipment and supplies, and $180,817 on overtime costs.
The document did note the department received $133,124 from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, to help with investigation costs.