Kazmerzak still missing; exhaustive searches yield no new clues

Divers from the Story County Sheriff's Department confer after scouring the bottom of the pond Thursday morning.

After a week of intensive and wide-spread searches by law enforcment authorities, there is still no news on missing Hampton man Ethan Kazmerzak and he's considered missing.

     Hampton police Chief Bob Schaefer said Monday that Kazmerzak, 22, had not been located after multiple days of aerial, land, and underwater diving searches. Schaefer also said there are no new leads on his location.

     "Nothing new since Friday when we were out looking," Schaefer said. "There were a total of 35 people from 14 different agencies searching. There were some civilians that came and helped, too."

     Kazmerzak, 22, went missing sometime after 12 a.m. Sept. 15. The popular local resident, who was a mainstay in musical and theater productions while a student at Hampton-Dumont High School, was seen at several area pubs on Sept. 14 including Pit Row and the Red Moose in downtown Hampton and Duck's in Aredale.

Read the full article in the Sept. 25 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.