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Sheriff’s office searching for missing Hopedale man

By CARRI GRAHAM Times Leader Staff Writer HOPEDALE — Law enforcement officials are searching for a 28-year-old man who has been missing for a week. Jacob Hill of Hopedale was recently reported missing by his family after they last saw him around noon on March 19 in Hopedale. Harrison County Sheriff Ronald “Joe” Myers said the department is working hard to find the missing man. Myers said three officers have been assigned to the case. The department has been fielding numerous calls pertaining to Hill’s disappearance for the past fews days, but to no avail. “He’s been missing since March 19, last seen in the Hopedale area. ... We’ve had people call in, but the leads haven’t led anywhere,” he said. Although the office has received numerous calls, none has led to Hill as of yet. The last tip officials received regarding Hill came Tuesday, Myers said. One of Hill’s last posts on social media states he was in search of a ride from Hopedale to Bantam Ridge. It is unclear if he received a ride. “We’ve had people call in and say they’ve spotted him. ... He could be anywhere from Hopedale to Toronto, or anywhere in between,” Myers said. A neighbor believed they saw Hill on Friday walking toward Main Street, he said. Others have called in saying they have spotted him at various locations but no sighting has been substantiated. Law enforcement attempted to track his cell phone in hopes of pinpointing his location, however his phone appears to be turned off so officers were unable to do so, Myers said. Hill was last seen wearing a black coat, black Nike tennis shoes and possibly blue jeans. “Anyone that has any information, we urge you to contact us at 740-942-2197,” Myers said.

HOPEDALE — Law enforcement officials are searching for a 28-year-old man who has been missing for a week.

Jacob Hill of Hopedale was recently reported missing by his family after they last saw him around noon on March 19 in Hopedale.

Harrison County Sheriff Ronald “Joe” Myers said the department is working hard to find the missing man. Myers said three officers have been assigned to the case.

The department has been fielding numerous calls pertaining to Hill’s disappearance for the past fews days, but to no avail.

“He’s been missing since March 19, last seen in the Hopedale area. … We’ve had people call in, but the leads haven’t led anywhere,” he said.

Although the office has received numerous calls, none has led to Hill as of yet.

The last tip officials received regarding Hill came Tuesday, Myers said.

One of Hill’s last posts on social media states he was in search of a ride from Hopedale to Bantam Ridge. It is unclear if he received a ride.

“We’ve had people call in and say they’ve spotted him. … He could be anywhere from Hopedale to Toronto, or anywhere in between,” Myers said.

A neighbor believed they saw Hill on Friday walking toward Main Street, he said. Others have called in saying they have spotted him at various locations but no sighting has been substantiated.

Law enforcement attempted to track his cell phone in hopes of pinpointing his location, however his phone appears to be turned off so officers were unable to do so, Myers said.

Hill was last seen wearing a black coat, black Nike tennis shoes and possibly blue jeans.

“Anyone that has any information, we urge you to contact us at 740-942-2197,” Myers said.

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