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UPDATED: Local police search for missing villager, no trace found in Glen

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The Yellow Springs Police Department is continuing to investigate a missing persons case involving a local 26-year-old male, Leonid A. Clark.

Clark, also known as Lonya or Leo by some, was last seen in Yellow Springs around January 13, 2019. He is a white male, 5’6” with hazel eyes and brown hair approximately 120 pounds.

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Clark grew up in the village and attended Yellow Springs Schools.

UPDATE: On Sunday,  the YSPD, along with Miami Township Fire-Rescue, assisted Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs to search Glen Helen Nature Preserve, an area Clark was known to frequent.

On Monday morning, YSPD reported that they were close to completing a full search of the Glen and adjacent terrain off of Grinnell and Hyde Road near the riding center, with no “hits,” according to YSPD Chief Brian Carlson in an email.

The YSPD will continue to reach out to hospitals, treatment centers, shelters and follow up on any the leads that come in, according to Carlson. If Clark has had contact with any law enforcement agencies across the country, YSPD will be notified, Carlson wrote.

“We ask that everyone please check your garages, outbuildings, sheds, under porches, steps, decks, or anywhere where someone might seek shelter from the extreme conditions. Mr. Clark has hitched rides in the past and been out of touch but typically someone has an idea of his whereabouts,” Carlson wrote.

Clark frequently leaves town without notifying family, however the length of his absence without contact caused the family to reach out to law enforcement after exhausting their efforts to locate his whereabouts, according to the YSPD this weekend, which has been actively looking for Clark for about one week.

Clark was classified as a missing person on Wednesday, Feb. 6, after failing to appear in Missouri for a scheduled court hearing.

Anyone who may have had contact with Mr. Clark or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Yellow Springs Police Department at 937-767-7206.

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