Police continue search for missing man in Presque Isle County

Courtesy Photo Kyle Wagner appears in this photo provided by the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Office.

ROGERS CITY — Police are still searching for a man days after an extensive search of a wooded area north of Rogers City.

A resident alerted police that a truck had been parked in Herman Vogler Conservation Area for several days. Police traced the license plate to Kyle Wagner, 40, from St. Clair Shores, according to Presque Isle County Sheriff Joe Brewbaker.

Wagner’s family told police they had not seen Wagner for some time.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, an Alpena County Search and Rescue team searched the conservation area using search dogs, a drone, and an ATV. They found neither the man nor evidence that would point to his whereabouts, Brewbaker said.

Brewbaker said the search team exhausted their best efforts in searching for Wagner, and police are not actively searching the woods, but police are still seeking information that might help them locate the missing man.

Wagner’s family thought him missing at least once before, when he spent more than a week in the Upper Peninsula without telling family where he had gone, Brewbaker said.

Police towed the truck out of the conservation area and returned it to Wagner’s family.

In 2013, police searched Herman Vogler Conservation Area for Mikel Schepke, a man with mental disabilities last seen walking on a road near the conservation area. The police investigation into Schepke’s disappearance remains open, Brewbaker said.


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