Geary County officials announce missing person search

Published: Aug. 21, 2023 at 5:35 PM CDT
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GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) - Authorities have announced a missing person search for 24-year-old Pacey Nathaniel Staines.

The Geary County Sheriff’s Office says Staines hasn’t been heard from since 12:45 p.m. yesterday after he entered the woods near the 5300 block of N. Dietrich Road to hunt.

Geary County deputies responded and searched the area to locate Staines but were unsuccessful. Geary County deputies remained in the area until members from the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, Shawnee Fire Department, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, the Kansas Highway Patrol, and the Junction City Fire Department were able to initiate a search for Staines during the daylight hours.

The search continues for Staines. He is described as a 24-year-old Caucasian male weighing 160 pounds, standing at approximately 5′6″, with brown hair and brown eyes.

The Geary County Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone has knowledge of Staines’ whereabouts to please get in touch with the Geary County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 238-2261.