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Two Searches For Missing Men Scaled Back

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The park has scaled back both of the extended searches it’s been conducting – one for Derek Leuking, missing since March 15th, and the other for Michael Cocchini, whose abandoned car was found in the park on March 20th. Despite having up to 60 searchers involved in the effort for almost a week, search managers have not found any single clue that they can conclusively tie to either man. Without any concrete leads to pursue, search managers have concluded that it is no longer productive to continue such intensive efforts. Both operations will therefore be scaled back to limited searches. The intelligence gathering portion of the investigation will continue and rangers will be available to follow up on any leads or reports of sightings that may surface either inside the park or beyond its boundaries. The park will also continue to disseminate information about the missing men at trailheads and high-traffic areas in hopes that one of many spring break visitors who will be in the park will come upon a clue or see one of them.



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