URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin: – Update
A family member says the men were found safe after apparently getting stuck off the main road. No other details have been released by the family or cops.
4-8-18 – 3:17 a.m. ET
Two family men disappeared Saturday in Baraga County, MI – a 15-minute trip to convenience store – then gone – instead of rushing back to take kids ice fishing
One is an Iraq/Afghanistan war vet with a kid from Colorado – the other a father and family man from Pennsylvania – both have Michigan ties
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Toivola, MI) – Michigan State Police have issued a missing persons broadcast and a lookout for their pickup truck in the search for two missing men who were last seen Saturday along the M-26 in the Toivola area of Baraga County, MI.
The men drove to a store and were supposed returned to take their kids ice fishing in 15 minutes – but disappeared.
One officer said the missing men and their families “are staying at the Pike Lake cabins on M-26″ in the Toivola, MI area.
The men were last seen at Krupp’s Mini Mart in Toivola about 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018.
The men were last seen driving a bright blue 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck with Colorado plates. A vehicle similar to these file photos:
Both men have family or other ties to Michigan:
36-year-old Nathan Reynolds Spear of Littleton, Colorado
Pajama style Budweiser gray t-shirt
Detroit Tiger hat
30-year-old Brandon Spear aka David Brandon Speer of West Newton, Pennsylvania
Wearing black military style jacket
Camo Afghanistan Iraq War Veteran Hat
Officials searched many locations this morning including several bars in Baraga, the American Legion, and several other locations like the Mosquito Inn, Parkview Lodge Bar and Grill, and the Twin Lakes State Park – all in Toivola.
This morning, MSP and other police also visited most of the U.P. casinos to see if the missing men where gambling – no sign of them.
The two men apparently left in their vehicle Saturday afternoon about 2 p.m. ET and were supposed to returned quickly yesterday afternoon to their families – within 15 minutes – but disappeared.
“They were supposed to go back and take the kids ice fishing but they never returned,” radioed a Baraga County law enforcement official who was involved in the search.
The BOLO was issued by Michigan State Police Trooper Tylen Rhoda and MSP Trooper Nicole Dyson from the Calumet post.