Monday, January 3, 2011

Our Blitz Champion is missing - please help!

Child Misssing:  Dex Gannon
Son of Steve Gannon and Cyn Hannah

Last seen in Elkhorn, near Morningstar Drive, Thursday Night 12/30/10.  He is 21 years of age, 6 foot tall, 170 lbs, and was wearing a colorful snowboard parka.

He was on foot, no phone, no wallet, and emotionally distressed.

If you have seen him or have any information regarding his disappearance, please call the Sun Valley Police Department immediately at (208) 622-5345, or call 911 (or reply to this email).  

Please forward this email to anyone that you believe could help contribute to this search. 

On behalf of the family, our sincere thanks for your help.

Search intensifies for missing man



Posted on January 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM
Updated today at 6:12 PM
SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- Sun Valley Police are baffled by the mysterious disappearance of a 21-year-old man.
Police Chief Cam Daggett says Dexter Gannon was visiting an old high school friend who lives in the Morningstar neighborhood of Elkhorn in Sun Valley on Dec. 30.  When the friend went to check on him the next morning, Gannon was gone.  The pair had planned to go skiing that Friday.
Gannon is believed to have left the residence on foot wearing a new yellow snowboard coat with teal accents.   He is about six-feet tall and weighs around 170 pounds. 
Family members told police that Gannon was distressed at the time of his disappearance.  He left his cell phone and wallet at the home.
Police searched the immediate area around the home Friday. 
On Saturday, Blaine County authorities, along with about two dozen volunteers, searched as far south as Hailey for Gannon.  Daggett said the search also involved an airplane and helicopter.
So far, there have been no leads as to where Dexter may have gone.
"Every night that he's been gone has been below zero temperatures," said Daggett.  "If he is surviving he has found shelter somehwere and that's what we're trying to figure out where."
Daggett says no foul play is suspected in Gannon's disappearance. 
A group of citizens was headed out Monday afternoon to canvass the Sun Valley-Ketchum area in hopes someone has seen Gannon.   
Daggett says Gannon was unemployed and had enrolled in classes that begin later this month at Boise State University.
Anyone with information as to Gannon's whereabouts is urged to contact Sun Valley Police at 208-622-5345.

Sun Valley police search for missing Blaine County man

 - Idaho Statesman

Published: 01/03/11

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Dexter Gannon
A 21-year-old Blaine County man has been missing since sometime after midnight on New Year's Eve.
Dexter Gannon was spending Thursday night at a friend's house in Sun Valley. They had planned a Friday morning ski trip.
Everyone went to bed about midnight, said Sun Valley Police Chief Cam Daggett. When the household woke up at 7 a.m., Gannon was gone.
Gannon had no vehicle and left the home on foot, leaving behind his wallet, cell phone and a duffel bag full of clothing. He didn't leave a note, Daggett said.
Gannon is described as 5-feet-10-inches tall, 170 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was wearing Merrell snow boots with a lug sole and a "Quicksilver" brand snowboard jacket with a wild yellow and teal pattern, Dagget said.
Temperatures in and around Sun Valley have been "way cold," Daggett said. "Below zero every night. It's very cold here and its going on the fourth day."
Gannon has "broken his patterns," missing appointments he would normally meet. While the man has a habit of taking walks when he's upset, he's never disappeared before, Gannon said.
Police simply want to make sure Gannon is OK, Daggett said.
"It's a welfare check," he said. "He was having an an emotional time. But he's an adult and he can be where he wants to be and do what he wants to do."
Volunteers and members of Blaine County search and rescue on Saturday searched the immediate area where Gannon went missing. On Monday, 30-40 volunteers were canvassing the Wood River Valley, Daggett said.
Daggett said Gannon's parents live in the Wood River Valley and are having a "very hard time," Dagget said.
Gannon graduated from Wood River High School and is scheduled to start classes Boise State University this month.
Anyone with information or who recalls seeing Gannon should call their local law enforcement agency or contact Sun Valley police at 208-622-5345.

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