Search for missing Anoka man ensues in subzero temperatures - KMSP-TV

Search for missing Anoka man ensues in subzero temperatures

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ANOKA, Minn. (KMSP) -

With temperatures sitting at -6 and the snow knee deep in some places, the search for 22-year-old Anoka, Minn. man Kevin Casserly just got more complicated with any evidence likely covered in ice and snow.

Daniel Casserly spent much of Saturday scouring a trailer park in Coon Rapids. Based on some tips from the community, Casserly believes his younger brother Kevin could be buried nearby.

While some family members are losing hope of finding him alive, Casserly's sister Alexandra organized another massive search this weekend in Anoka County, praying for a different outcome.

"I am taking the approach of believing that he is somewhere hiding and maybe he's fearful," she said.

Even with the snow and subzero temperatures, more than 100 people showed up to look for any sign of him, missing since Nov. 12.

Steve Matula and volunteers with Minnesota United joined the search for Casserly. The group searched for his sister Mandy Matula when she disappeared last May, and wants to bring experience and encouragement to the Casserly family.

While Anoka County sheriff's officials have not released any official statement since Casserly's disappearance, his family says investigators are speaking to people of interest in this case and have followed up on dozens of tips from the community, including some who have been involved in his past with drugs.

At one point, Casserly struggled with methamphetamine use and has a lengthy rap sheet, but his family says even though he's stayed out of trouble the past couple years, they're afraid his past may have caught up with him.

LAST SEEN NOV. 12

According to police, he was last seen in Anoka near Ferry Street and Highway 10 without his shoes. His car was also found nearby with an empty tank of gas. He has two young children and worked at Lakeland Tool and Engineering. None of his belongings were missing from his apartment, where he lived alone.

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