Search underway for missing teen | News
The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office has brought in tracking dogs to help find a young man missing in the Ozark National Forest.
The father of 18-year-old Jay Greer, Jr. of Lone Rock reported him missing at 9:18 Friday morning. He was last seen around 5 p.m. Thursday.
Greer, who is autistic, is described as being 6’ tall, weighing approximately 270 pounds. He was last seen wearing coveralls and a blue cap.
Sheriff John Montgomery says Greer’s autism may impair his ability to communicate with others.
Greer’s vehicle was found abandoned on Brush Creek Road near the Advance community.
Tracking dogs from the North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections have been brought in to aid in the search; but, so far they have turned up nothing.
The Lone Rock Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service are also assisting in the search. The National Parks Service planned to launch a boat on the Buffalo National River to help look for Greer.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to call the sheriff’s office at (870) 425-7000.
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