BLACKFOOT — While there is still no trace of missing Blackfoot man Jack Doering, 82, who disappeared from the Yuma, Arizona area on January 17, the Yuma County Sheriff's Department is not giving up on the case.
Doering, who battles Alzheimer's disease, was last seen driving away from a shopping center in a tan and gray, Chevrolet Suburban with Idaho plates after grabbing the keys while he and wife Leah [Doering] were getting haircuts. The Doerings have been wintering in Arizona since October.
Doering's face is now on "missing person" billboards along roadways across the country, his story has been told on numerous social media sites and his vehicle plate number has been listed in the National Crime Information computer system.
Law enforcement and family members have thoroughly searched the area, visited homeless shelters, distributed flyers and followed up on all leads. The Yuma Sector Border Air and Marine Division did an aerial search over the desert and 'port of entries' into Mexico have been notified to watch for his vehcile.
"We will keep this case active until there is a resolution, said Sergeant Ron Voss of the Yuma County Sheriff's Department said on Thursday. "But, unfortunately there is nothing new to report on his whereabouts."
Voss encourages the public to stay alert for signs or information leading to Doering. Anyone with information can call the Yuma County Sheriff's Office at 928-783-4427 or the Blackfoot Police Department at 208-785-1234.