Liberty police plea for search volunteers gets big response - Montgomery Alabama news.

Liberty police plea for search volunteers gets big response


Liberty police had asked Thursday morning for volunteers to help search for Chad Rogers, who went missing after he went for a run Monday night.

"The Liberty Police Department is sending more canines and volunteers out to search for Chad Rogers in an expanded area along Birmingham Road in Liberty," according to the department's news release.

But by mid-afternoon, the demand had been met and no more volunteers were needed for Thursday night, representatives close to the family said.

Social media has helped spread the word. Nearly 90,000 people viewed the Facebook plea for volunteers on Thursday morning.

Cheerleaders at Avila University were among those helping search woods for the missing father. They delayed practice to help out.

Anyone interested in helping search for Rogers was asked to come to Liberty Christian Fellowship Church, at 1815 W. Liberty Dr. Volunteers should wear clothing appropriate for searching in heavily wooded areas, including long pants, closed-toe shoes or boots.

In addition to the volunteers, the department is sending more canines out to search for Rogers.

The 30-year-old man, his wife and 1-year-old son, have been living with Rogers' family in Liberty.

His father, Greg Rogers, said he has been gratified by the response on social media.

"Facebook has been huge and Twitter is the same way," he said.

The family is also relying on their faith in God to get them through these difficult hours.

"I know God knows where he is," Greg Rogers said. "I just want to borrow God's eyes for a second."

Officers and detectives continue to search leads. Officers have conducted a door-to-door canvass and handed out fliers in the areas of Holt and Shannon.

"A new group of canines searched the Westboro/Canterbury Greenway yesterday evening but had no alerts," according to the news release.

If you have any information, call Liberty police at 816-439-4701.

Chad Rogers was last seen wearing a bright orange visor with Newton Running printed on it, black running shorts, red running shoes and was not wearing a shirt.

He is described to be 5'11, 175 pounds with a shaved head and several tattoos. To see pictures of his tattoos, click here.

Chad Rogers' friend Tim Fritson said it's difficult not knowing what happened to his friend.

"Every possibility runs through your head. Did someone hit him? Did someone take him? Is it possible he got dehydrated on the run and laid down somewhere and he's still there? Everything runs through your head. Unfortunately, we can't rule anything out," he said.

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