[UPDATE: He’s Okay!] Man Missing for Two Days, Last Text Said He Was Lost Near Bridgeville
UPDATED at the bottom.
Original post: William Brian Griffin, age 34, went missing from the Alderpoint Road between Bridgeville and Blocksburg Wednesday night. Tony Perez is worried sick. “This is the third night [since Griffin went missing,]” he said. “Four of us went looking into the woods today. We called the whole time but no one answered.”
Griffin had lost his dog Wednesday and was searching the hills for him west of Alderpoint Road and Larabee Creek south of Bridgeville.
Griffin called a friend late on Wednesday saying he was lost and asking for the friend to try and meet him on Alderpoint Road which he thought he could see in the distance. By 9:30 another friend was in the area searching and calling for him.
There were texts exchanged.
“Still don’t know where I am,” Griffin texted. It was received at 12:42 a.m. by one friend. The friend texted back, “stay where you are till morning! I have been driving up and down [Alderpoint.] I’m going to be back there first thing in the morning walking the river looking for you. Turn off your phone if you haven’t yet [and] save your battery till daylight!”
Thursday, the two friends went back to the area and again looked for Griffin. They also contacted law enforcement to apprise them of the situation. Today, they went back with more people and searched the area as well as posted multiple missing person posters. Still, no luck. Perez, the friend who Griffin called originally, is filing a Sheriff’s report now. [Perez says an official missing person’s report was filed around 9 p.m.]
The dog has been located. The cabin that Griffin was staying in has been located. “There are clothes that could be used if anyone has a bloodhound to track him,” Perez said.
If you have information about this case, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 10:35 a.m.: According to an email from Tony Perez, the Sheriff’s Office “got a ping on his phone last night.” Perez says a friend met them at 10 this morning “to show them the property and where his belongings were and then they were going to assess the terrain, to decide if they need a helicopter or search and rescue.”
We’ll update on the situation as we know more.
UPDATE 4:23 p.m.: Brian Griffin has been found…or, to be more precise, he has walked out of the woods and hitchhiked to Redcrest. We’ve been told he has an incredible story to tell and that he’ll share it with us as soon as possible.