By Jen Kocher, Cowboy State Daily
Law enforcement officials are looking for a Casper man who has been missing for almost a month and was last seen at a convenience store in Denver.
His family insists it’s not like Ryan Schroeder to stay away from home this long without checking in with his mom and young daughter.
The 36-year-year old Schroeder was last seen on June 24 when his friend dropped him off at a convenience store in Denver and the only tip so far to emerge is a possible sighting of him in Fort Collins, Colorado, which has not yet been substantiated.
The fact that he isn’t answering his family’s phone calls or Facebook messages is of great concern to his cousin Sheri Schroeder, who reiterated that this behavior is far out of line for the man who has never been gone for so long and who always checks in with his family.
She has a message for Schroeder: His family loves him and so many people are out there right now looking for him. “I don’t think he knows how many people care about him or how much he is loved,” she told Cowboy State Daily on Monday.
Schroeder’s family reported him missing to the Casper Police Department on July 8, according to Rebekah Ladd, public information officer with the department.
“Since then, officers have interviewed the individual who reported him missing as well as multiple individuals who had been physically with Schroeder recently,” she said.
The department has also sent queries to law enforcement agencies nationally seeking any possible contacts with Schroeder. No such contacts have been reported.
“The (Casper) detective continues to actively investigate this case and conduct inquiries as to the location of Schroeder,” Ladd said.
Schroeder’s case has also been taken up by private investigator Amanda Waldron of “We Help the Missing,” a nonprofit organization founded in Utah with volunteers all over the country.
Schroeder is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 190 to 200 pounds with brown thinning hair, a short beard and blue eyes. He also has multiple tattoos on his left arm including an American flag, a pistol and math equations as well as a green skull and numbers on his left hand and fingers and a cross and angel wings on his right arm.
Schroeder typically wears a T-shirt, khaki shorts, tennis shoes, and a baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Casper Police Department at (307) 235-8278 or private investigator Amanda Waldron (307) 235-8278.
Tips can also be submitted to the We Help the Missing tip line at (866) 660-4025.