Search continues for missing Grant Park man

September 14, 2018

An Illinois-based organization, Missing Persons Awareness Network NFP, has joined the search for Daniel Jarski, who has been missing from his Grant Park home since Sunday.

According to a release, the network is a charity for children and adults missing in Illinois.

The search resumed this morning at Kankakee River State Park on the south river bank east and west of Warner Bridge Road.

The 62-year-old Jarski is possibly endangered, according to Gia Hoffman, the founder and president of Missing Persons Awareness Network.

Jarski is 6-feet tall, 240 pounds, with brown eyes, gray hair and fair skin.

A search of the state park began Tuesday after family members found Jarski’s van parked in a hunting area parking lot.

Drones, tracking dogs and all-terrain vehicles are being used.

Hoffman said Disaster Dogs of Illinois will be assisting Missing Persons Awareness Network NFP with live dogs and cadaver dogs. The nonprofit organization searches for the missing and disaster situations.

Posters will be handed out door-to-door and posted in businesses all the way to Custer Park.

Jarski was last seen Sunday when he left his home in Grant Park. Jarski has not been heard from since. He left his phone and wallet at home which is not uncommon.

When he had not returned by late afternoon, the family began to worry. It is not known where he was or where he was headed, or with whom, according to the release.

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