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(Neb)-16 Agencies Now Searching For Wyo Man Missing Since Sat In Gering

By: John Axtell Posted at: 07/09/2019 12:36 PM
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GERING -  The search for a Moorcroft, Wyo, man missing since Saturday night in Gering is now in its third day with 16 agencies involved in the effort. Despite the effort, Gering Police Captain Jason Rogers says there's been no sign of Chance Englebert since he went on a walk.

     Engelbert, who grew up in the Edgemont area, was visiting family in Gering with his wife and baby when he left the home about 7:00. Video from a surveillance camera showed him walking northbound on 10th Street in Gering about 40-minutes later.

      Captain Rogers told a joint press conference this morning at the YMCA Trails West Camp that no items of Englebert have been found, while Gering Police Chief George Holthus said preliminary raw cellular phone data puts his last-known location in the southwest portion of Scottsbluff.

     Rogers said a coordinated search is ongoing in that area, along the North Platte River, and on adjacent rural properties with the agencies involved saying they will continue until all the likely areas have been searched.

       Captain Rogers has issued a public call for assistance, asking specifically for outside surveillance video from any businesses or homeowners between 7:30 and 11:00 Saturday night and that owners or renters search all outbuildings in the area.

     He's also asking that anyone who may have given a ride to man matching Englebert's description contact authorities. Searchers will provide an update on the effort this afternoon.

      The agencies involved include the Gering and Scottsbluff police departments, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, the local Community Emergency Response Team, National Park Service, Region 22 Emergency Management, the AirLink helicopter, a search dog and handler from Torrington.

      Also working are Goshen County Search and Rescue and 7 fire departments - Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff Rural, Gering, Banner County, Mitchell, Morrill, and Minatare.


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