The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday that a Washington state man who was last seen in the Haugen area was found deceased by Search and Rescue crews.

Spokesman Monte Turner provided details.

“The search for an elderly missing man from Washington ended Monday evening,” said Turner. “Search teams began to mobilize on the morning of May 2 after the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office received a Silver Alert from Washington regarding 74 year-old Michael S. Frazer of Spokane. Frazer had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing from his residence on April 29. MCSO initiated the search and located Frazer’s vehicle and dog on Timber Creek Road near Packer Creek, approximately 4 miles west of Haugan.”

Turner described the search for the missing man.

“Roughly 35 individuals with the Mineral County Search and Rescue, Silver Valley Search and Rescue, Kootenai County Sherriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, Superior Volunteer Fire Department, West End Fire, MCSO, and Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office would base their three-day search from the Incident Command Center in the parking lot west of the $50,000 Silver Dollar Bar in Haugan. Additional resources included Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, three cadaver dogs out of Spokane, Bonner County, ID K-9 Unit, a drone from Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, and helicopter support from Two Bear Air out of Whitefish. Frazer’s body was found late Monday afternoon.”


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