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Henry Groeneveld

Missing Person Washington Henry Groeneveld

1/31/18 – The body of Henry Groeneveld was found at Dagmar’s Landing in Everett.

Henry Groeneveld, 63, is missing from Snohomish, Washington.  Henry is a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and he went missing around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017.  He was last seen in the 400 block of Union Avenue.  He told his family he was “going to the water.”  He has not been seen since.

Henry was wearing a red knit cap, a brown pullover shirt and postal service pants.

The Help Find Henry Groeneveld Facebook page posted:

“Henry Groeneveld left work at the Snohomish Post Office unnoticed on Monday december 11th at approximately 9:55 a.m. He came home fidgeted with papers as he often did. He put his phone and keys and wallet on the table and said “I’ve had it. I’m going to the River”. Not in an angry way, but in with a demeanor of emptiness. His wife Linda called her neighbor, Henry’s brother, and her sister and the police. He had been struggling with depression since September. Many people have asked about a silver alert and search and rescue. The police say they did issue a silver alert but we have not seen evidence of that. Search and rescue was not mobilized immediately and to its full capacity because of the “I’m going to the River” comment. If this is a suicide they will not use resources to find a body. We have seen sheriff’s out and about looking and in the Snohomish river looking. Thank you for all your love and support in this dark time.”

Police Release

Investigation into Missing Snohomish Man Continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 15, 2017

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – After an extensive search of the Snohomish area and exhausting all initial leads, Snohomish Police have turned over the investigation of a missing 63 year-old Snohomish man to the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.  Detectives have developed new information to release and are seeking tips from the community.

Henry Groeneveld was last seen around 9:30 a.m. at the 400 block of Union Ave in Snohomish on Monday, December 11 after telling family members he was “going to the water.”  Snohomish Police searched the areas around the Snohomish and Pilchuck Rivers, including the Avenue D Bridge, railroad trestles, and along First Street.  They also searched near the aquatic center and library.  The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue helicopter flew along the rivers and searched by air, while the Marine Unit deployed boats to search by water.  Search and Rescue dogs also searched the area. Police have checked surveillance camera footage of area businesses from around the time Groeneveld left his home. There has been no confirmed sightings of Groeneveld since Monday.

Henry Groeneveld is 5’7”, 150 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red knit cap, brown pullover shirt and blue US Postal Service pants.

Please call 911 if you have any information on Groeneveld’s whereabouts.

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