Extended search yields no new news in search for missing man
ARISTES - An expanded search with more than 130 trained personnel yielded no new clues in the search for a Northumberland man that has been missing since late Wednesday.
Michael Kenney, 54, was last seen jogging on a trail in the Roaring Creek Tract of the Weiser State Forest. His car was found in the parking lot along Route 54 with his keys and cell phone inside.
Cecile Stelter, public information officer with an Incident Management Team with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, said additional law enforcement was brought in to protect searchers as the target area expanded across Route 54.
A grid system is now being used to thoroughly search the forest. Private land to the west of the state forest was included in the gridded area, as it is possible that Kenney, who was a distance runner, jogged on one of the trails that exit state property.
The Roaring Creek Tract of the Weiser State Forest, including the area between Routes 42 and 54, continue to be closed to the public. Drivers should slow down in the area, especially along Route 54 as searchers may be crossing the road on foot.