TAPIOLA, Mich. (WLUC) - The search for 71-year-old missing hunter, Rodney Granroth, has received additional help Saturday.
Two blood hounds from the Southern Michigan K-9 Search and Response Unit, and one silver lab from K-9 One Search and Rescue went out looking for Rodney today. The dogs will be searching Saturday and Sunday along with Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue.
Rodney was reported missing after he failed to return home last Thursday evening. Officials from multiple different agencies have been searching for the past week with no luck as of yet.
“We're working closely with the Houghton County Sheriff's Department, and currently their investigators are working on this case behind the scenes investigating it while we're out here doing some field work for them,” Michael Neiger, Lead Investigator of Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue. “If we're not successful this weekend I have at least a three day sign cutting and tracking operation planned for next week, hopefully, after we get some fresh snow. If that doesn't move the case forward some, I'll probably be back when we get some more fresh snow.”
If they still can't find anything after the snow starts to get past two or three feet, Michael Neiger will continue to look this next spring.