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Troopers Seek Palmer Man Missing Since Sunday

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
Published On: Jan 03 2014 09:15:27 AM AKST
Updated On: Jan 03 2014 10:27:50 AM AKST
Troopers Seek Palmer Man Missing Since Sunday

Courtesy Riannah Baisch/Facebook

Alaska State Troopers are looking for Palmer man Corey Newell, 33, after he was last seen snowmachining Sunday. According to this unofficial poster, Newell's snowmachine was found was found Tuesday between two trees near Cloudy Lake; troopers say his family reported him missing after the discovery. Troopers ask that people call AST at 907-352-5401 or 907-745-2131, not the number listed on the poster.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Alaska State Troopers are looking for a Palmer man missing since Sunday in the Pittman Road area, after his snowmachine was found Tuesday.

AST spokesperson Megan Peters confirms that a family member of 33-year-old Corey Newell filed a missing-persons report with troopers. Newell was reportedly en route from a friend’s home to his girlfriend’s home; his snowmachine was located near Cloudy Lake.

“Essentially, we got a call from a family member saying he was going from one house to another and might not have made it,” Peters said. “He had been missing for a couple days.”

An unofficial missing poster for Newell says his friends and family are “extremely worried and concerned.”

“His snowmachine was found on (Dec. 31) between two trees near Cloudy Lake,” the poster’s creators wrote. “No one has seen or heard from Corey since.”

Peters says anyone with information on Newell’s whereabouts can call Palmer troopers at 907-745-2131, or troopers' main dispatch number at 907-352-5401. She says a number provided on the unofficial poster is for Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Mallard's office, not troopers.

Editor's note: The contact numbers for Alaska State Troopers for the Newell case have been clarified by AST spokesperson Megan Peters.