Verona PD restricts search area for missing man

VERONA, Wis. (WMTV) – The Verona Police Department has narrowed its search area to find missing Verona man John Ramseier.

Fragrance-specific K9s were tracked from John’s residence to Firearm’s Park in Verona. K9s, drones and boats were brought in to search Fireman’s Park, and John was not located. Various K9s have followed a smell on the Military Ridge State Trail and followed this trail out of the city of Verona to the northwest.

Ramseier is an avid walker/hiker, and the scent followed by the K9s cannot be confirmed as the scent before or after he disappeared.

The police department issued a missing and endangered person alert for John Ramseier late Wednesday morning after he was last seen Tuesday morning. The alert said he was last seen around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at a Target store.

At the time, he wore a gray/tan jacket, red shirt, dark khaki pants, and black shoes. Police say he may be on foot, noting his bike was left at his Verona home.

Ramseier is described as a white male, about 5′11″ tall and weighing 170 pounds. He is bald and wears glasses.

Verona PD asks all Military Ridge State Trail users to be mindful and report anything that may be related to the research. Please call the Dane County Public Safety Communications Center at (608) 255-2345 for reporting information.

John Ramseier(Verona Police)

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