MAYES COUNTY, Okla. — Multiple agencies are conducting a search Tuesday in Mayes County for Wesley Stillsmoking, a man who mysteriously disappeared in October.
The Rogers County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with multiple law enforcement agencies in a ground search for Stillsmoking, 75, from McLoud, who was the subject of a Silver Alert. Family members said in October, Stillsmoking was driving from McLoud to Tulsa to visit his wife in the hospital.
His vehicle was found in a heavily wooded area in Mayes County in November. Family members along with law enforcement are searching wooded areas for Stillsmoking.
A game camera snapped a photo of Stillsmoking walking through the woods on Oct. 12. Search efforts were stalled when hunting season picked up, and now crews are ramping up the search once again.
“We’ve stayed in touch with the family. It’s very tough obviously and it’s frustrating to everybody we have not been able to find anything of evidentiary value,” said Major Rod Howell with the Mayes County Sheriff's Office.
The family says regardless of the search delay, they were out searching almost every day. They have hope their father, grandfather and husband, will still turn up.
The search will wrap up Tuesday at about 4 p.m. Officials said this could be the last extensive search.
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