Press Release for April 12th, 2017

The investigation into the whereabouts of an individual who jumped into the Kansas River on April 5th, 2017 continues. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks continue efforts to locate a male who had been in a high speed chase, crashed into a Pottawatomie County Sheriff Patrol vehicle, then jumped into the Kansas River off of the Belvue River bridge. The male individual missing is likely in the Kansas River, however his location is still considered unknown. The investigation into this matter does continue, along with searching of the area where the missing male was last seen. Search efforts have included flights by the Kansas Highway Patrol Aircraft and watercraft by Sheriff Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks as well as initial ground searches with Law Enforcement and K-9. A name for the missing person has been provided to the Detectives working this case. The identity of the male individual in this matter will not be released until positive identification has been made. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office 785-765-3323, or the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353 or the Kansas Highway Patrol at 785-296-3102.
Greg Riat