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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DEC Finds A Campsite On Wallface Mountain in Alex Stevens Search

Alex Stevens. Photo provided by NYSDEC

The search for Alex Stevens ended on Tuesday without locating the subject. DEC Forest Rangers located a campsite on the summit of Wallface Mountain, tracks and other signs leading from that camp which they determined belonged to Mr. Stevens.

The search continues today with 24 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, five members of the State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), a State Police K9 unit, one volunteer professional rock climber, and two members of Search and Rescue of the Northern Adirondacks (SARNAK). State Police Aviation Unit helicopters are transporting searchers into remote search areas. Search efforts continue to focus in the steep and rugged terrain on and around Wallface Mountain.  Forest Rangers will also continue to follow Mr. Stevens’ tracks and signs of his presence.

Logistical support is also being provided by New York State Office of Information & Technology Services, Newcomb Fire Department, The Town of Newcomb, and Newcomb Central School.

State Police Investigators and Hopewell Township (NJ) Police Department continue their investigation.

Stevens is a 28-year-old, 5 foot 11 inch, 220-pound, white male with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen on September 2nd near the base of Wallface Mountain wearing sandals, shorts, and a dark blue t-shirt. He may be carrying a green-colored, light backpack. He wears glasses and has longer hair that he typically wears in a “bun”.

DEC is asking anyone who may have seen Mr. Stevens or has information about his whereabouts to contact the New York State Police at 518-897-2000.

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The following press release was issued Tuesday by DEC on the Alex Stevens Search

DEC’s search on Monday ended with no further sign or information regarding Alex Stevens’ location.

The search and investigation continues today with 24 DEC Forest Rangers, six volunteer professional rock climbers, four members of Search and Rescue of the Northern Adirondacks (SARNAK), and two radio operators. Search efforts are focused in the area on and around Wallface Mountain. A State Police Aviation Unit Helicopter is shuttling Forest Rangers into remote search areas.

A staging area and incident command post are set up in Newcomb. DEC Forest Rangers wish to thank the town of Newcomb and the Newcomb Volunteer Fire Department for their assistance with the search effort.

State Police Investigators and Hopewell Township (NJ) Police Department continue their investigation.

Stevens is a 28-year-old, 5 foot 11 inch, 220 pound white male with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen on September 2nd near the base of Wallface Mountain wearing sandals, shorts, and a dark blue t-shirt. He may be carrying a green-colored, light backpack. He has longer hair that he typically wears in a “bun,” and glasses.

DEC is asking anyone who may have seen Mr. Stevens or has information about his whereabouts to contact the New York State Police at 518-897-2000.

 

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