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No new clues in search for Christopher Stasiak six weeks after disappearance

Search continues for missing Dupo hunter

Searchers work the area near Illinois 3 and the canal as they look for a missing hunter, Christopher Stasiak of Dupo.
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Searchers work the area near Illinois 3 and the canal as they look for a missing hunter, Christopher Stasiak of Dupo.

A month and a half after he went missing, authorities said they have no new clues about the whereabouts of a missing Dupo hunter.

Christopher Stasiak disappeared Jan. 11 after his girlfriend reportedly dropped him off near a wooded area along Illinois 3 near Cahokia where he planned to hunt.

“Not a word,” St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Scott Weymouth said when asked whether he had any new leads or tips in the case in the past few weeks.

Stasik, 44, was reportedly wearing warm clothes and had a bow and several arrows as well as a portable tree stand with him when he was last seen. Weymouth said not seen a single piece of his equipment or any other evidence to show he was in the woods the day he was supposed to be hunting.

Stasiak had a warrant for his arrest for an unpaid court assessment at the time of his disappearance. But both Weymouth and family members said they didn’t believe that played a factor in his disappearance. It was a minor issue, Weymouth said, and law enforcement officers weren’t actively looking for him.

His brother said Stasiak left his money and other personal belongings at home when he went hunting, something he wouldn’t have done if he intentionally planned to disappear.

Search crews searched for Stasiak over several days and used tracking digs, spotter planes with heat seeking cameras and boats to search the land and a canal that runs along the hunting area.

A white male who stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 272 pounds, Stasiak has brown hair and blue eyes.

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