FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - A father and son from Michigan who went missing more than a week ago near Pacific werefound alive in Franklin County.
Thirty-six-year-old Mike Hill and 16-year-old David Hill were reported missing on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 2 by Mike Hill's wife. The family was visiting Pacific Palisades and Six Flags St. Louis on a vacation.
According to Officer Randy Vaughn, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, Hill's wife called police at 12:45 p.m. to say she last saw her husbandand stepsontwo hours earlier.
Police said the woman told them the pair went to scope out a fishing spot down a trail in the area.
According to the woman, the two came back and told her to go ahead and head down there with her grandson and they would meet up with them. The woman and her grandson headed to the sandbar, but it started to rain so they came back to the vehicle.
When she and her grandson got back to the car it was locked; her husband and stepson were gone and so was their fishing gear.
Authorities did not think the pair had any intention of going into the water since they didn't havewaders or a boat with them.
Crews searched by air, water and land Tuesday and picked things back up Wednesday. Police did not suspectfoul play or criminal activity was involved.
Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said his office was contacted on Thursday, July 11 about a possible sighting of David Hill walking along the railroad tracks on Moselle Road. Deputies responded to the location and tracked the boy back to a campsite in a wooded area at around 6:30 p.m. The boy and his father were found safe.
Mike and David Hill said they were okay and ran off due to family issues. The pair had planned on going to Branson, Missouri.
The two were turned over to the St. Louis County Police Department for further questioning.