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(Neb)-Search Continues For Wyo Man Missing Since Sat In Gering

By: John Axtell Posted at: 07/10/2019 08:18 AM
GERING - The search for 25-year old Chancel Englebert of Moorcroft, Wyo, missing since Saturday in Gering, is resuming this morning after breaking for the day late yesterday afternoon.

      Despite 16 agencies taking part, authorities say there's been no sign of Englebert since he went on a walk about 7:00 Saturday night.

Joint news conferences on the search were held yesterday morning and Gering Police Chief George Holthus said they've been in contact with Moorcroft police to see if Englebert was back home, but there have been no sightings there, either.

     Englebert, 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 around 50-minutes later.

       Chief Holthus said preliminary raw cell phone data puts Englebert's last-known location in the southwest portion of Scottsbluff and Gering Police Captain Jason Rogers says a coordinated search is ongoing in that area, along the North Platte River, and on adjacent rural properties.

       Captain Rogers 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 also asked that anyone who may have given a ride to man matching Englebert's description contact authorities.

      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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