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Man missing since Friday; search involves city and county agencies

May 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

Officials were searching for a missing person Tuesday.

Michael James Hanway, 48, of Riverton, has been missing since Friday.

Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said Hanway was last seen at about 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, near the intersection of East Main Street and Federal Boulevard.

"Michael Hanway is epileptic and does not have his medication and is considered to be in danger due to his medical condition," Murphy said.

Riverton officers searched for Hanway over the weekend.

"Ninety-nine percent of the time when we get a report like this we find the person in a day or two," Murphy said, adding that he did not know who reported Hanway missing.

When Hanway was still missing on Monday, the agency asked the Fremont County Sheriff's Office for a search-and-rescue crew to assist.

Following a 6 a.m. briefing Tuesday morning, searchers spread out in Riverton, focusing mainly on the south side.

"He was last seen southbound on Federal (Boulevard). We are checking fields, parking lots, alleys," Murphy said. "We have search and rescue out, and we will grid out the south half of Riverton and look in places where he might have fallen."

"Our big concern is if he had a seizure, because that can be terminal," Murphy said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Murphy at 857-7610

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