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Man Missing in Gilmer County

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Update: 12.14.09 - 11:00 AM
Search is still ongoing, Status Unchanged….

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Update: 12.13.09 - 6:00 PM
Search is still ongoing….

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According to Sheriff Mickey Metz of Gilmer County Sheriff Department, a sub contractor, who was doing some work in Gilmer County, is missing.

Last Thursday night about mid-night - 12:10 AM, he was asked to leave Trezan’s Bar and Grill beside the Conrad Motel because he was drunk and causing some problems.

The man went out the back door a little after midnight and has not been seen since.

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He is Basil Frederick Hill, 29, from Kanawha County.

Hill is approximately 5’7”, weighs around 140 pounds, and has curly brown shoulder-length hair.

He was last seen wearing dark-tan Carhart suspenders and a green sweatshirt. 

According to reports, the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department dredged the Little Kanawha River and didn’t locate the person.

They started a search around the area about 9:00 PM Friday night.

The man who is missing had a habit of checking with his sister because of his father’s health, but Sheriff Metz said he hasn’t talked to her or any family or friends, and therefore something doesn’t sound right.

Officials say that at this point, they do not suspect foul play.

Police are bring in two teams of search dogs to help locate Hill.

There has already been an extensive foot search, and a helicopter was brought in.

If you have any information, call the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Department at 304-462-7441.

GFP - 12.12.2009
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