KELLOGG, Idaho-- Authorities in Shoshone County continued their search Thursday for a man who went missing several days ago.
The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office said Jesse D. Kagarise, 22, was reported missing by his family on Tuesday. They told deputies Kagarise left their home Sunday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. while they were away. Since he was alone, they said his direction of travel was unknown and he was believed to be on foot.
Sheriff’s deputies searched the surrounding area for clues but turned up empty handed. However, Silver Mountain Resort employees later reported spotting Kagarise near the top of Kellogg Peak early Monday morning. The search area shifted to the Kellogg Peak area until approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday without locating any sign of Kagarise.
Officials said Kagarise is 6 feet all, weighs approximately 130 pounds, and has brown hair with blue eyes. Kagarise is reported to be wearing a dark grey sweatshirt, blue jeans, a white beanie, hiking boots, and a grey backpack. Kagarise’s family said he took with him a small bow and four arrows, as well as an orange hunting vest.
Jesse’s older brother Jacob says Jesse told him he wanted to go live in the woods and he didn’t feel comfortable living in society.
Officials say Kagarise is not experienced being out in the wild.
Weather conditions hindered the search Thursday. It was too cloudy for a search helicopter.
Crews are scouring about a 100 square mile area.
If you have any information regarding the location of Kagarise, please contact the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office at 208-556-1114.