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Police: Still no sign of missing Saranac Lake man

Law enforcement officials in Saranac Lake are still searching for a man who went missing earlier this month.

55-year-old Gary Sklaryk was last seen at his home on Ampersand Avenue by family members in the early morning hours of Jan. 2. Police have been searching for him ever since.

Sklaryk is described by police as a white male, six feet tall, weighing about 120 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a full beard.

In an interview with WNBZ Monday afternoon, Saranac Lake Village Police Chief Bruce Nason said the search for Sklaryk will continue this week.

"We've got nothing new," he said. "We're still following any and all leads."

Nason says his officers appreciate the public's assistance and that the department is still getting phone calls from people in the community.

Village police and forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation will continue canvassing the Saranac Lake area this week.

"The DEC has been very helpful in searching the wooded areas in and around Saranac Lake," Nason said, adding that officers are still going door-to-door gathering information about the missing man's possible whereabouts.

Police received a tip last week about a possible sighting of Sklaryk at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in White River Junction, Vermont.

Nason says police in Hartford, Vermont are reviewing surveillance footage from cameras at area convenience stores in hopes they'll find evidence that Sklaryk was in the area.

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