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Investigation into Missing Snohomish Man Continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 15, 2017

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
shari.ireton@snoco.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – 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 Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.  Detectives have developed new information to release and are seeking tips from the community.

Henry Groeneveld was last seen around 9:30 a.m. at the 400 block of Union Ave in Snohomish on Monday, December 11 after telling family members he was “going to the water.”  Snohomish Police 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 Marine Unit deployed boats to search by water.  Search and Rescue dogs also searched the area. Police have checked surveillance camera footage of area businesses from around the time Groeneveld left his home. There has been no confirmed sightings of Groeneveld since Monday.

Groeneveld is 5’7”, 150 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red knit cap, brown pullover shirt and blue US Postal Service pants.

Please call 911 if you have any information on Groeneveld’s whereabouts.

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Henry Groenveld