Family, friends keep searching for missing Wright County man


Family and friends of a Wright County man who's been missing for more than two weeks are desperately trying to find him -- organizing search parties and asking for donations to help pay for the search effort.

Christopher Rossing, 25, has not been seen since late on the night of Aug. 22, when he was at the Troubles Bar in Howard Lake, KARE 11 reports.

Rossing's car was found several days later at a gas station in Howard Lake, with the keys still inside, according to a Facebook page set up by his family. They say Rossing has had no contact with friends, family or his work since the afternoon of Aug. 22.

The sheriff's department, family, friends and volunteers have been searching the area frequently, and even canoed the nearby Crow River, but have not found many clues that could lead to him.

They organized searches on Saturday and Sunday, and dozens of volunteers came out to help, according to KARE 11, including people like Dana and Kim Wiegert, who don't know the Rossings.

"It hits close to home," said the Weigerts, who have five children of their own. "This is somebody's child. This is somebody's baby."

On Saturday, the Wiegerts drove their four-wheelers into remote areas to look for signs of Rossing, while others went on foot, according to KARE 11.

Rossing is described as a white male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Rossing's cousin Kimberly Imker told KARE 11 it was unusual for Rossing to go out in Howard Lake; he usually met friends in other nearby towns. The night he disappeared, "He was seen by many people but he wasn't hanging out with any close friends or family. It was all acquaintances, people who didn't know Christopher."

The Rossing family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for their search efforts. They are also offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to Rossing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Wright County Sheriff's Department at 763-682-1162, according to FOX 9.

Here's a downloadable flyer that is being distributed by the family.

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