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    MT - James Ryan, 54, Butte, 19 Feb 2014

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    Search Crews look for missing man near Delmo Lake -

    Search crews are looking for a Butte man missing since Wednesday. Police located his car at the trailhead at DelmoeLake in Jefferson County Thursday morning. Authorities said teams with search dogs are on scene at the lake. James Ryan, 54, was last seen by his wife Wednesday morning. When he failed to return home from work in Helena that night, she alerted police at about 10:45 p.m.
    http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/searc...-lake/24584852
    http://mtstandard.com/news/missing-b...9bb2963f4.html
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    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    No word on whereabouts of Jim Ryan, runner who disappeared Wednesday near Delmoe Lake

    The search for a missing Butte man remained suspended Saturday, said Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich.
    http://mtstandard.com/news/local/sea...a4bcf887a.html

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    Authorities suspend search for missing Butte man

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    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The search for a missing Butte man last seen Wednesday has been suspended.

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    Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich tells the Montana Standard (http://bit.ly/1nYE4hM) that no new information surfaced Saturday concerning 54-year-old Jim Ryan. His wife reported him missing about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities believe Ryan, an avid runner, went to the Delmoe Lake area in Jefferson County for a run on his way to work.
    http://mtstandard.com/news/state-and...7f9a42ba1.html
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Butte running club joins search for missing man

    http://www.kpax.com/news/butte-runni...r-missing-man/

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    Connecting the dots: Rash of missing persons ‘kind of odd’
    3/5/2014
    James is mentioned in this article released today about the increase of missing persons in Butte recently.
    Lester said missing person reports are nothing new or different, but the number of cases lately is strange. One open case is the disappearance of 54-year-old Jim Ryan, whose car was found off of Homestake Pass on Feb. 20.
    Crews have suspended a search of the area near Homestake Lake where Ryan’s car was found at a trailhead until the weather improves. Authorities think Ryan went for a run in the area when he went missing. No substantial leads have been found at this point.

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    Friends continue search for missing runner

    http://helenair.com/news/local/frien...a4bcf887a.html

    1 hour ago • By Angela Brandt Montana Standard

    BUTTE — Friends of Jim Ryan, who disappeared last month, continue weekly searches for him along Homestake Pass.

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    This is the area I grew up in and I'm very familiar with the territory they're talking about. This map shows the driving road from the Delmoe Lake exit to Delmoe Lake: https://goo.gl/maps/I4kZw. He could also drive from Homestake Pass, the next exit towards Butte (about 12 miles, if I remember correctly.)

    I'm not sure exactly which trail they think he was on. One article says he was running from Homestake Pass to Delmoe Lake, which would be the walking/running trail that runs more or less parallel to Delmoe Lake Road: https://goo.gl/maps/t3dqC

    One article said he was parked at Delmoe Lake and running from there, which would probably be this road that goes up to Whitetail Reservoir: https://goo.gl/maps/t1lcl
    Note that although Google thinks you have to walk, that road is normally driveable.

    There's also a mention of the Continental Divide Trail, which is more or less here: https://goo.gl/maps/oFL4o That's actually a road that leads back to several mines; the trail runs a bit to the left.

    If you zoom in, you can see lots of roads and trails winding up nearly all the valleys, and in most cases they connect to each other. So he could have had a favorite loop that isn't on the map. At least in summer.

    The thing that puzzles me is that the snow was heavy enough to hinder the search crews. That would be pretty heavy going even for an experienced trail runner, unless he was in snowshoes, which isn't mentioned. Though if he had been running the trail regularly, it might have been packed down. But that makes me think he might actually have been running along Delmoe Lake Road on the tracks packed down by motor vehicles. The area is fairly isolated, but there are ranches and mines, and most of the roads get enough traffic to be passable all year round.

    I don't seem to have any friends who are friends with him to get more information, unfortunately.

    afterthought: that entire area is riddled with old mines and test holes. If he got off the trail, he could easily have fallen into one of those.
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    I too have lived in that area & I also know the people involved. They are thinking along the CDT. Jim was preparing for the snow joke race in Seeley Lake that following Saturday. It's a 13.2 mile run in about the same terrain. This is a race he has competed in for over 30 yrs. Just pray this family gets some sort of closure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Lori21 View Post
    I too have lived in that area & I also know the people involved. They are thinking along the CDT. Jim was preparing for the snow joke race in Seeley Lake that following Saturday. It's a 13.2 mile run in about the same terrain. This is a race he has competed in for over 30 yrs. Just pray this family gets some sort of closure.
    CDT looks like the most likely place. If he was training for a race that long, he could have gone way off the trail if he missed a turn or decided to take a different route.

    Wish I was there to help you search...I moved to New England years ago and don't get home much any more.
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    Missing man being investigated for embezzlement -

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) —
    A 54-year-old Butte man who was reported missing in February is under investigation after more than $175,000 went missing from the Sheet Metal Workers International Association in Helena, where he was the business manager.
    Jim Ryan was to meet with union officials Feb. 19 about losses from the general fund, the day he went missing, according to documents obtained by The Montana Standard (http://bit.ly/1k4QsR4 ).
    http://www.chron.com/news/crime/arti...nt-5374388.php
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Oh no!
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    Not a good deal. I so feel for this family.

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    FBI takes over case of missing Butte man

    http://helenair.com/news/local/fbi-t...a4bcf887a.html
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    http://www.kxlf.com/news/new-search-...ns-up-nothing/

    Butte police, along with 30 members of the 15/90 Search and Rescue Team, searched a large area near the Homestake Pass trailhead on the East Ridge Saturday for several hours, but found no sign of 54-year-old James Ryan...

    Butte Undersheriff George Skuletich said there was no snow on the ground during Saturday's search, but it was very muddy and was covered with plenty of brush and fallen trees. Skuletich said police will not likely conduct another search of that area unless they receive new information.

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