Search for missing youth pastor enters new phase (VIDEO)

No mass volunteer search planned in Liberty on Friday

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LIBERTY, Mo. - The Liberty Police Department continues to investigate leads into the whereabouts of a former Jefferson City youth minister who was last seen Monday, but there were no plans initially on Friday to continue the mass volunteer effort searching the ground.

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KMBC: Search for Chad Rogers Thursday night report

KMBC-TV filed this report Thursday night about the role social media has played in volunteer efforts to find Chad Rogers.

Instead, volunteers plan to canvass Liberty neighborhoods and stores on Friday with missing person flyers about Chad Rogers' mysterious disappearance.

Since Rogers was reported missing on Tuesday after failing to return to his Liberty home from a Monday evening run, hundreds of volunteers have participated for three straight days in a police-coordinated search of the area where he may have been jogging but they've turned up no sign of him. Police dogs picked up Rogers' scent during an early phase of the search but their tracking efforts failed to lead to his whereabouts.

The citizen effort to locate Rogers is being fueled by family, friends and other supporters on social media. A new "Bring Chad Rogers Home" page on Facebook is providing updates. It has replaced a different page that was utilized earlier in the week.

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Search for Chad Rogers continues through third day

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