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Search area expanded for missing man

Search area expanded for missing man

April 21st, 2017 by News Tribune in News

Members of a volunteer search party set out along Stinson Creek on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to look for Carl DeBrodie, a mentally impaired man who went missing on Monday. More searches are planned through Sunday.

Photo by Helen Wilbers /News Tribune.



Four days after a local, developmentally disabled man went missing, police have yet to find any sign of Carl DeBrodie, but continue to pursue leads.

"This morning, we've searched two more areas," Fulton Police Chief Steve Myers said Thursday. "One we're searching a second or third time, and another we've searched with the drone and now on the ground."

He added police have extended the search radius south, and it now extends half a mile from the supported living home on Claymine Drive where the legally blind man lived.

Myers said no items of DeBrodie's clothing — which included a leather jacket, an orange-and-white striped polo, blue jeans and white New Balance shoes — have been found yet. A police dog found no trace either.

Addressing speculation DeBrodie might have been taken away in a vehicle, Myers said, "We've investigated almost 100 leads, and some have involved him being picked up."

At this point, the Fulton Police Department plans to keep the search going.

Second Chance Homes of Fulton, LLC, the acting service provider at the time of DeBrodie's disappearance, released a statement Thursday through office manager Christina Case.

"All of us at Second Chance Homes are very concerned regarding the whereabouts of Mr. DeBrodie," she said. "We are working closely with the Fulton Police and other agencies, and they have requested that we do not issue additional statements or interviews while this investigation is ongoing."

The Fulton Police Department urges anyone with information about DeBrodie to call them at 573-592-3100.