Search for missing Rockford man continues

2:08 PM, Apr 28, 2013   |    comments
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ROCKFORD, Minn. -  More than 100 people gathered at a Rockford church on Saturday morning to help a family in the search for their missing son and brother.

Twenty-six year old Sam Gustafson was last seen in the early morning hours of April 21st when he left a friend's home in Rockford.

The following night his shoe was found in a parking lot. But since that discovery there has been no trace of Gustafson, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

Owen, Sam's younger brother, is concerned that his illness may make finding him more difficult.

"With as long as he has been gone and off his meds it's even more concerning," said Owen. "He's not violent by any means, it just makes him afraid and paranoid of people so if that is what it is he could be intentionally avoiding others."

Saturday's search was focused on the Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Area.

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