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Hennepin County joins search for missing 26-year-old St. Bonifacius man

Family members say Keegan Oyugi, a Crown College graduate, was reported missing earlier this month after failing to return home.

MINNETRISTA, Minn. — As family and community members search for a missing St. Bonifacius man, Hennepin County officials said they're joining the effort to find him.

Family members say 26-year-old Keegan Oyugi, who recently graduated from Crown College, was reported missing earlier this month after his brother noticed he didn’t come home. 

Since then, family members, the community and organizers with Minnesota Kenyans Associations have been searching high and low – for any sign of Keegan.

Hennepin County Commissioner Kevin Anderson said he received requests for county help in the search. He said in a Friday press release that the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the county's Public Safety Department will assign resources to assist Minnetrista Police. 

Anderson said the Minnesota BCA and the FBI are also involved.

"It is very difficult for us," says Richard Oyugi, Keegan's father. "Yesterday, we called our friends from Wichita to help us.”

Lillian Otieno is one of the team search leaders helping the family. "We are human beings and it’s very natural to rally behind this effort, it’s not just the Kenyans in Minnesota, it’s everyone," says Otieno. "We have searches planned as we speak, there’s a meeting to figure out where to search and we just met with Minnetrista police.”

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According to police, Keegan was last seen around 4 a.m. on Saturday, June 12th leaving the Prior Lake-Savage area on his way home to St. Bonifacius. He was driving his 2012 red Ford Mustang with a white stripe on the rocker panel – with a temporary Kansas plate. Keegan was last seen wearing a red and white vertical striped shirt with a navy blue horizontal stripe at the chest, dark blue jeans and black and red shoes.

Now, loved ones and the community are asking for more resources and the public’s help to find Keegan. 

"Whatever we need to do to get the resources here, we need to do it," says Huldah Momanyi. "There’s a lot of resources in this state and lets get some resources to Detective Wagner and make sure that our brother is given the same attention as any other child missing in this state.”

Anyone with information should call the Minnetrista Police Department at 952-446-1131. 

If you would like to volunteer to help search, visit the "Find Keegan Oyugi" website here. A GoFundMe has also been set up for search efforts.

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