UPDATE: Friday, August 24th, 7:30pm
FREMONT – Authorities have announced that the body of Charles Folsom has now been recovered from the Elkhorn River. Autopsy proceedings are expected.
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PREVIOUSLY – The search for Charles Folsom, the 90 year old Fremont man who went missing on Tuesday afternoon, is now a “recovery mission,” according to authorities involved in the search.
Police, firefighters and volunteers have scoured the area for Folsom since the Nebraska State Patrol issued an Endangered Missing Alert around 4AM on Wednesday morning. Searchers from nearly a dozen police and fire agencies, plus civilian volunteers too numerous to count, searched Dodge county over the last 72 hours. First, Folsom’s vehicle was located on Wednesday, which narrowed the search area. Yesterday, searchers found Folsom’s belongings on a riverbank: his camera, his wallet, and clothing matching the description of the outfit Folsom was last seen wearing.
Based on this new evidence, police are no longer requesting public assistance to locate Folsom. Instead, according to Fremont Police lieutenant Shane Wimer, a recovery mission lead by police and forensic recovery specialists will continue for at least another week. Wimer said that it was important, “to find out what actually happened to the man. He deserves that.”
Multiple policing agencies will continue to search by boat and air in the Elkhorn river area.