Police Still Need Help Finding Missing Teen
By: CJ Cassidy
olice suspended the search for
a 17-year-old S
but say they're still following up on leads.
urk disappeared early
after attending a house party at
nvestigators say can't rule anything out at this time
but they don't have evidence of foul play.
hey say they're just as baffled as
urks' parents are
because it doesn't look like this is your typical case of a teenage runaway either.
hings were going good
just come out
, he was an
honor roll student
, and we were
," Mike Lurk, Wade's father says, adding "he's
Missouri State University and is
looking forward to graduation and college
the Lurk family
can't believe their
would run away.
he teen was last seen
sleeping in his car
around 3 a.m. Saturday.
nvestigators say more than 40 teens attended what they call an underage drinking party
but say that's where the trail ends.
e didn't have a lot of money with him
, and he
didn't have clothes
e had a cell phone which was charging in his car
never been turned on
, and so
we know he hasn't used it
," Cpl. Al Nothum with the Missouri Highway Patrol says.
eeves helped rescue crews search the five lakes in the area.
urk's disappearance has folks in the tight knit community shocked.
nytime there's teenagers and drinking involved it's going to get bad
," Reeves says.
urk say they don't hold the cabin owners responsible.
ll they want right now
is some news
any news of their son.
here have been leads not turned into anything that's encouraging we haven't found a wrecked car of a body so there's hope lot of hope things are going to be okay
," Mike Lurk says.
he reward for any information used in finding
urk has been raised from
$5,000 to $25,000
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