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Rescuers search overnight for Casper boy who went missing on Sunday

Joseph Peterson, 16, was reported missing on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Courtesy)

CASPER, Wyo. – Search and rescue teams along with citizen volunteers are still searching for a boy who was reported missing on Sunday.

Update 10:15 a.m.: The Sheriff’s Office held a press conference to discuss the search for the missing boy.

Joey, described as 16 years old, 5’9″ and around 120 pounds, was reportedly wearing pajamas and likely without shoes when he was last seen on Sunday in the area of Goose Creek Circle and Hat Six Road in Casper.

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According to Natrona County Sheriff Sgt. Bart Olson, multiple emergency departments and citizens have searched throughout the night and continue to search early Monday morning. Night vision and other technology is being used in the search, he said.

Sgt. Olson said an Air Guard helicopter from Cheyenne was called yesterday but was unable to respond due to weather. It should be able to assist in the search later this morning, he said.

Weather was mild when Joey went missing on Sunday, but it took a dramatic turn as the afternoon progressed. Temperatures dipped below zero degrees overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

“There’s probably two to three inches of snow out there right now,” said Sgt. Olson.

Authorities say anyone with information helping to locate Joey can call (307) 235-9300.

Joseph Peterson, 16, was reported missing on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Submitted)
Joseph Peterson, 16, was reported missing on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Submitted)

This story was updated with newly submitted photos of Joey Peterson at 11:50 am, November 14, 2019.