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Press release dowd_2012sept18final

Published on: Mar 4, 2016

Transcripts - Press release dowd_2012sept18final

  • 1. CONTACT Amtr ak Police: 800-331-0008 Dowd Family: 650-766-6470FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, September 18, 2012, 12:30 PMLINCOLN, NE - Charles Dowd, retired San Francisco Firefighter, is still missing sinceThursday, September 13, 2012 after boarding an AMTRAK train from Emeryville, CAbound for Chicago, IL. The Dowd family will expand their search today along theAMTRAK line running from Lincoln, NE toward Ft. Morgan CO. The family is stillfollowing up on potential public sightings of Dowd in or near Lincoln, NE. Additionally,the Dowd family asks the kind local volunteers who have assisted in the search forCharlie to please continue looking—specifically in the towns or areas east and west ofLincoln, NE.The Dowd Family believes that search efforts and cooperation from AMTRAK and localpolice intensified in large part after news of Charles Dowd quickly went viral onFacebook, the Internet, strong support by local community and church groups, and byextensive coverage of the story in national media. Previously, AMTRAK made severalconflicting statements. Yesterday, in a conference call facilitated by the San Mateo, CAPolice Dept., AMTRAK shared their report and timeline with the family.Amtrak disclosed that a passenger saw Dowd near a door of the train approximately10:00 PM, Thursday (9/13/12). Another passenger found an exterior door ajar atapproximately 11:00 PM and reported this to AMTRAK staff in following the morning.AMTRAK called for Dowd over the loud speaker with no response at approximately9:30am. AMTRAK officials are now saying that Dowd may have opened the exteriordoor and fallen out. This would have put the train’s location somewhere between FortMorgan, CO and McCook, NE an area with approximately 160 miles of rain lines. TheYuma County Sheriff’s department is coordinating the search there. The Dowd Family isasking for support and assistance from those communities in that effort.Find Charles DowdPage 1 of 2
  • 2. CONTACT Amtr ak Police: 800-331-0008 Dowd Family: 650-766-6470The Dowd Family thanks the many volunteers who have joined the search and ask thatthey please continue searching for Charles Dowd.Alerts and updates can be found informationAmtrak Police: 800-331-0008 (reference case #12-010695.)Dowd Family: 650-766-6470Description, Charles Dowd:DOB -3-11-1944Age: 68Sex: MaleEyes: BlueHair: GrayHeight: 5’10”Weight: 175Photo attached.Find Charles DowdPage 2 of 2

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