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.