Monday, June 17, 2024

Search continues for US citizen missing in Chihuahua

The search continues in the Copper Canyon region of Chihuahua for a United States citizen who disappeared over a week ago in Urique.

The state Attorney General’s office said 100 police and other officials, local indigenous residents, drones and police dogs are involved in the search for Patrick Braxton-Andrew of Davidson, North Carolina.

He was last seen October 28 by staff at the Urique hotel in which he was staying when he left for a walk.

“They’re adding people and using more of the indigenous people who live there to search remote areas because they feel they need to expand the search,” said Nancy Slagle, a friend of Braxton-Andrew’s family.

Urique is a former mining town in Copper Canyon National Park, a region that has seen conflicts over illegal logging by drug cartels.

The missing man, aged 34, is described as fluent in Spanish.

A Facebook page has been created to aid in the search.

Source: WFAE (en), Reforma (sp)

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