Missing Person

By: News Release
Oct 13th, 2017

ON OCTOBER 3RD, JUAN ORTEGA-GANDARILLA WAS REPORTED MISSING FROM KEWANEE, ILLINOIS.  ON OCTOBER 4TH, THE ALLAMAKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATED A REPORT OF A VEHICLE PARKED AT FISH FARM MOUNDS WILDLIFE AREA SOUTH OF NEW ALBIN.  AN INVESTIGATION SHOWED THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN BY ORTEGA-GANDARILLA, WHO WAS REPORTEDLY SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION AND MAY BE ENDANGERED.
ON OCTOBER 4TH, A DRONE EQUIPPED WITH A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA WAS USED TO SEARCH THE AREA AND WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.  A GROUND SEARCH WAS ALSO CONDUCTED, INCLUDING THE USE OF A K-9. THIS SEARCH WAS ALSO UNSUCCESSFUL.
ON OCTOBER 8TH, A SEARCH OF THE AREA WAS CONDUCTED WITH K-9'S TRAINED IN HUMAN REMAINS SCENT DETECTION.  A GROUND SEARCH OF THE AREA WAS AGAIN CONDUCTED AND WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF ORTEGA-GANDARILLA CO CONTRACT THE ALLAMAKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AT 563-568-4521 OR THEIR LOCAL LAW ENFORECEMENT.



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