continued “We don’t know where he is, but we know where he is not thanks to the incredible support from the people of this area,” John said. “There were 404 volunteers here yesterday and they have all been searching hard to find him. We are just riding the wave of this support.”
Investigators continued to look into numerous theories and interviewed those at the party as well as friends and neighbors. The search was eventually downgraded but the case remained active. In November, the DEC asked hunters in the Piercefield and Tupper Lake area to keep their eyes open not only for big game, but signs of the Tupper Lake High graduate.