SEARCH Oneida County,
01/06-07/08 & 01/12/08
CASART was activated for a search and rescue operation in
the vicinity of the Village of Waterville
in OneidaCounty on Sunday 01/06/08 by the NYSFEDSAR.A 47 year old man, Greg Williams or subject was last seen on
at .He was reported missing on Wednesday 01/02/08 at .He left a note at home, dated Tuesday 01/01/08, saying he
was going coyote hunting and walked from home.It snowed about six (6) inches on 01/01/08.His
family reported he was dressed for the sub zero weather carrying a pack, 7mm
rifle and snow shoes. State Police
and Rangers started the search on Wednesday afternoon. Temperature was -10 F
Wednesday evening and the ground was snow covered.
The Incident Command Post (ICP) was
set up at the Waterville Fire Station on Rt.12.
Fifteen (15) CASART members reported to the ICP at 8:00a.m on Sunday 01/06/08, Bryan
Davies, Ron Dearlove, Todd Golem, Tom Grenier, Bruce Knudson, Michael
Krumme, Amanda McGill, Jim Murphy, Greg O’Hara, Roy Reehil, Kevin Stimson, Tom Stimson, Charles
Taylor, Eileen Tobin and Don Unsworth. Crews were formed mixing local
volunteers with CASART personnel and Type II searches were run all day with
no clues uncovered.
The search continued on Monday 01/07/08 at with five (5) CASART members, Ron Dearlove, Jim Murphy, Charles
Taylor, Eileen Tobin and Rob Winter. Type
II searches were run in the
TasselHillStateForest with no clues
The search had been suspended, but was reactivated on
Saturday 01/12/08 because much of the snow had melted and it was
thought clues might be uncovered. One (1) CASART member Ron Dearlove and two
volunteers searched previously snow drifted field edges. Approximately 65
searchers were out on Saturday.
No clues were found, no new leads were uncovered and the search was
Weather was clear to cloudy all three days, with
temperatures in the high 30’s.
The terrain went from gentle with rolling hills to rugged and had a mix of
open fields and woods to dense woods and included some residential areas.Some swamp land was encountered along with ponds, a beaver pond and a
The subject was found deceased on 04/29/08.He was 6.9 miles from
his home, southerly along the railroad tracks. His body was at the edge of
the railroad right of way and was found by a rail inspector.This was determined to be a
suicide.Thecause of death was from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
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to CASART at P.O. Box 143, Inlet, NY 13360, call us at 315-357-4381, visit our web site at
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