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October 25, 2012

Colin Gillis investigation remains active, unsolved



In the months since Colin’s disappearance, others have gone missing for a time in the Adirondacks, with extensive searches launched for them.

Near the end of March, Angela Roberts and Carl R. Burns, both of Tupper Lake, were the subjects of an intensive hunt. They were found within two days, and police believed they had fled into the woods after taking paranoia-inducing drugs.

The search for Seth Kilburn, 35, who went missing in August, ended tragically, when his body was found  in a Lake Placid backyard after a five-day effort. He had fallen from a wooded path in the dark and suffered fatal injuries.

Little Matthew Terry, 2, was the subject of a search earlier this month after he wandered away from his home in Jay. The child was discovered minus a shoe but safe more than an hour later.

Colin is never far from the thoughts of investigators, but even more so when other missing-person cases have launched other searches, Tibbetts said.

“I really want a resolution to this case,” he said.

Colin is a white male with blond hair, typically styled in a crew cut, and blue eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white American Eagle short-sleeved T-shirt with black stripes, blue Levi boot-cut jeans and red Nike Air high-top sneakers. DEC said he might have been wearing a reversible L.L. Bean coat, either red or back, and carrying an orange-and-black day pack.

The family has offered a $10,000 reward for any information leading to Colin’s location and/or safe return. 

Anyone with tips about the case or further information can contact State Police in Ray Brook at 897-2000 or DEC Dispatch at 897-1300.

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