BARSTOW • Police suspended the search for a missing elderly
man Friday after covering an estimated 4,000 miles of desert where
they believe the man may have gone hunting the day he went missing.
Paul Nies, 73, taught hunting safety classes and went hunting
often, despite having serious heart conditions and requiring
dialysis and daily medication, according to Barstow Police Det.
Keith Libby. Police believe Nies planned to go coyote hunting in the
desert Tuesday and return home that night. When he didn’t, his wife
reported him missing.
suspending the search at this time because we don’t have any current
accurate information as to where he may be,” Libby said. “We checked
all the areas the family has provided, but we haven’t located him.”
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