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Search Ended For Missing Local Man

Geneva Police investigators say they've concluded their investigation in the recent disappearance of David Erickson.

Geneva Police have ended a search for an area man reported missing last month after it was determined he left on his own accord. 

leaving his residence at 7:30 a.m. A news release issued by Geneva Police initially expressed concern about his disappearance. 

But an updated release states: "We have been able to confirm that Mr. David Erickson left the Geneva area of his own volition. In an effort to respect the privacy of the family, we are not going to comment on his current whereabouts or reasons why he may have left the area."

Police reportedly spoke with the family and confirmed that they are satisfied with the findings.

Erickson was a frequent contributor to Patch, having posted a blog on "enrollmentgate" the day before he was reported missing. 

Sue Erickson, his wife, left this post on Geneva Patch:

The Erickson Family would like to extend sincere appreciation for all the support, concern and prayers given during the time of uncertainty as to Dave Erickson's well being.

No other information is available. Attempts to contact the family were not successful. 

Karl Brubaker July 07, 2012 at 06:15 PM
This story is so strange. Not on a personal level because we all have had issues. On a referendum level it's extremely strange. Mr. Erickson, a former Co-chairperson of Geneva Citizens for Excellent Schools, writes a scathing blog against Bob McQuillan and TaxFacts only do disappear (by choice) the very next day. Nobody cares about family issues but the timing is questionable at best.
lablover July 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Kari, do you seriously think his leaving his wife, his son, and his daughter would have anything remotely to do w/his blog about the school stuff? Seriously, don't make such comments about a person when you clearly don't know the family, who is hurting, and have no clue what you are talking about. You comment is senseless.
lablover July 09, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Seems my comments keep getting taken down by the Patch. Kari, your senseless comment, "Nobody cares about family issues but the timing is questionable at best" is ignorant. That you could even think that Dave's Patch posting had anything to do w/his leaving a wife and two children for a new life shows how oblivious you are.

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