Allen Parish man missing

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -70 year old Buddy Rodgers of Allen parish has been missing for nearly two weeks. Buddy was often seen walking along Highway 26, between his home in Mittie and Oberlin.

"Everybody knew Buddy. He would be walking down the road, half way to Oberlin, and someone would stop and pick him up," said Chief Deputy Grant Willis with the Allen Parish Sheriff's Department.

A while back, a friend saw buddy walking home, along Highway 26. He decided to give him a ride. That is the last time anyone saw buddy.

"Buddy is known to live by himself and just walk everywhere. He had no means of transportation. He walked everywhere he went, mainly to the river," said Chief Deputy Willis.

The search continues at the river. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office assisted in this search by using their sonar boat. But, in places that are too shallow something else had to be done.  The Allen Parish Search and Rescue team walked and swam up and down area water ways to see if they could find any sign of Buddy.

"We are diving and we are walking the river bottom to see if we can find or locate a person that could be hung up under the logs, or in the deep holes," said Walter LaFargue with the Allen Parish Search and rescue Team.

By the end of the day buddy is still missing. The Sheriff's office said Rogers is five foot six, around 190 pounds, and again, he is known to walk along Highway 26. If you have any information please call the sheriff's office at 337-639-4353.

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