GERING, Neb. (KNOP) - "Let's Start with Chance," is the name chosen for the ongoing search for Chance Englebert. Volunteers will split into two groups, one searching the outskirts of Scottsbluff and one in the Torrington, Wyoming area.
Let’s Start with Chance volunteers will split into two groups to find tips and clues to the whereabouts of Chance Englebert. They will search the outskirts of Scottsbluff and the Torrington area. (Matt Miller)
And if you have a desire to help out - here's that information.
The Torrington group will meet at 8:30 am Mountain Time, Saturday, at 307 Diner, and the Scottsbluff (Gering) group will meet at 9 am Mountain Time at 1835 Cedar Street in Gering at the Quonset in the back alley.
Englebert's friends Matt Miller, Nathaniel McCormick and David Miller are the men leading the search. Nathaniel McCormick can be reached by calling 308-637-1218 for anyone who might have any piece of information (no matter how small it might seem), or those who would like to donate time or money to support the search.
McCormick said on a radio talk show on KNRW Radio from Kearney that they are not going to let go, and once his friend is found, all money donated that is left will go to help other people searching for a loved one. And that's why they called their group, "Let's Start With Chance," because they hope to help other people too once Chance Englebert is found.
Englebert has been missing since July 6th and his case is officially classified as a "Missing Person Case."
Gering Police Department Captain Jason Rogers said drones, search dogs, and search teams have been used in their search. The Gering Police Department has consulted with many other agencies, including the Nebraska State Patrol, Federal Game and Parks, and Scottsbluff Law Enforcement agencies. And while the FBI is aware of Englebert's disappearance, according to an FBI spokesperson, they are not investigating because Englebert's disappearance is not considered a Federal Investigation.
Captain Rogers said there are a lot of rumors about Chance's disappearance, and that people should call law enforcement with any information they might have, and all information will be taken seriously.
Concerning the search, Captain Rogers said it is a good thing that people are reaching out and getting the word out about Chance's disappearance. He said the case is at the forefront of their investigations. "We will not let it go away. We are working to piece it all together."
According to Captain Rogers, the Gering Police Department has follwed leads in Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Kansas on reports of sightings of Englebert, but none of the leads panned out.
Chance was last seen wearing a short sleeve button up Wrangler shirt, dark blue Wrangler jeans, roper style boots and a black and white trucker hat.
Chance is 5’9, is medium build and has sun-lightened brown hair.