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Search for missing Dupo hunter enters fourth day

Christopher Stasiak, 44, has been missing since Monday.
Christopher Stasiak, 44, has been missing since Monday. Provided photo

Searchers on Thursday called in a fresh nose to help look for a 44-year-old Dupo man who was last seen Monday.

St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency Director Herb Simmons said a bloodhound from Missouri was called in to assist in the search for Christopher Stasiak, now in its fourth day.

Stasiak was last seen Monday afternoon when he was dropped off along Illinois 3 to search for game near Cahokia. He was armed with a bow and some arrows and had a treestand with him. When he didn’t check in with family later that afternoon, they reported him missing.

The dog that was called in Thursday afternoon joins a search team that includes representatives from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, St. Clair County and several local agencies.

Thursday’s search began at 9 a.m. with two tracking dogs and several searchers. The search “didn’t turn up any clues,” Simmons said. “That whole area’s been combed three or four times now, by ground and by air.”

Simmons said the search is focused on a partially wooded area near Prairie Du Pont Creek between the Prairies Golf Course and the Union Pacific Railroad trestle.

Stasiak is a white male, 5-foot-9 and weighs 272 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing cold-weather camouflage and boots when he was last seen Monday.

Tobias Wall: 618-239-2501, @Wall_BND