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Extensive search for missing Snohomish, WA man yields no clues
December 21, 2017
Henry Groeneveld, 63, the missing man. CLICK TO ENLARGE
This report first ran 12/16/17 in the Chronicle's Breaking News column
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- After an extensive search of the Snohomish area and exhausting all initial leads, Snohomish Police have turned over the investigation of a missing 63-year-old Snohomish man to the County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, said sheriff's office spokesperson Shari Ireton.
Detectives have developed new information to release and are seeking tips from the community in order to locate the man, Henry Groeneveld.
Mr. Groeneveld was last seen around 9:30 a.m. at the 400 block of Union Avenue in Snohomish on Monday, December 11 after telling family members he was “going to the water.”
Snohomish Police then searched the areas around the Snohomish and Pilchuck Rivers, including the Avenue D Bridge, railroad trestles and along First Street. They also searched near the aquatic center and library.
The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue helicopter flew along the rivers and searched by air, while the Sheriff's Marine Unit deployed boats to search by water. Search and Rescue dogs also scoured the area and in addition police have checked surveillance camera footage of area businesses from around the time Groeneveld left his home.
Despite all those efforts, there's been no confirmed sightings of Groeneveld since Monday.
Groeneveld is described as 5’7” tall, about 150 lbs with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red knit cap, brown pullover shirt and blue "US Postal Service" pants.
Police ask area residents to call 911 if they have any information on Groeneveld’s whereabouts.
STORY TAGS:Missing Snohomish man, Henry Groeneveld, missing persons Wash. State, Snohomish Police, Snohomish river, Pilchuck River