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Troopers Looking for Missing Missouri Man on Willow Creek

by Phillip Manning ~ August 4th, 2014

The Alaska State Troopers are looking for a missing fisherman in the Willow Creek area.  According to the troopers, 71 year old Jerry Warner of Missouri left the Willow Creek Resort at about 11:00 am on Sunday to go fishing by himself.  He planned to be away for a few hours.  When he did not return by 7:30 pm, the troopers were contacted and a search began.  On Sunday night, teams on foot as well as a Mat-Su Borough boat searched the creek until midnight, but found no sign of Jerry Warner.

On Monday morning the search resumed with the addition of an Alaska State Trooper helicopter and four search and rescue dog teams.  As of late Monday morning, no sign of Warner has been discovered.  According to the troopers, Warner was carrying only a fishing pole, and has no survival gear with him.

This is a developing story, and KTNA will provide updates as they become available.

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