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    NM - Randall Bilyeu, 54, Santa Fe, 4 January 2016

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    SF police searching for missing Colorado man, find his dog, car along river

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    "Santa Fe police and a search and rescue team are looking for a Colorado man who hasnít been heard from since Jan. 4. but whose car and dog were located near the Rio Grande on Friday.

    Santa Fe police issued a missing person alert for 54-year-old Randall Bilyeu late Thursday. On Friday, police said that the manís 2009 Nissan Murano with Colorado plates had been found in a parking area at the end of Buckman Road, which dead-ends near the Rio Grande west of town. That location is commonly used as a parking area for people who hike trails near the river or go rafting.

    Police also said they located the manís dog, Leo, alive and an inflatable raft about 9 miles downstream from where the car was parked. Bilyeu, of Broomfield, Colo., told a friend Jan. 4 that he was in Santa Fe, had recently purchased a raft and was traveling along the Rio Grande."

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    Strange to see a Bilyeu on WS! Not related, however that was my maiden name.

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    IT is wayyyy to cold up there to be rafting on the water! Wow! Highs of 35 Lows in the mid teens

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    Poor pup he must be so frightened.
    I hope Randall is found.


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    Search teams are trying to find a treasure hunter who traveled to Santa Fe from Colorado in search of artifacts collector Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure chest and apparently used an inflatable raft on the Rio Grande.
    Members of the New Mexico Search & Rescue Team have been searching for the man, on foot and by helicopter. Police Lt. Sean Strahon said Friday that Chavez Security Inc., which patrols Santa Fe’s nearby water diversion/treatment facility, found the car Jan. 5 but did not report it until Tuesday. A family member reported Bilyeu missing Thursday, Strahon said, sparking the investigation.

    The missing man is about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has gray hair and green eyes. Anyone with information should contact Santa Fe police Detective Erica Montoya at 505-955-5038.
    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/new...726fb89b2.html
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    I was just in that area a week ago. It was FREEZING and snowing a lot outside of Santa Fe! I really hope he is ok!


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    NM - Randy Bilyeu, 54, Santa Fe, 4 Jan 2016

    Searchers are looking for a Colorado man, Randy Bilyeu, 54, who disappeared while hunting for treasure in Santa Fe.

    Bilyeu's dog and an inflatable raft were found along the Rio Grande about 9 miles downstream from his car.

    Bilyeu, of Broomfield, told a friend on Jan. 4 that he planned to travel on the river. His ex-wife said he was fixated on finding author Forrest Fenn's hidden treasure. Fenn's 2011 book, "The Thrill of the Chase," reportedly features clues about a cache of coins and artifacts worth nearly $2 million.




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    http://kdvr.com/2016/01/17/colorado-...-hunting-trip/

    Snipped By Me... "Bilyeu’s raft was found upside down a few hundred feet from the water with the paddles neatly placed next to it."

    "Rescue crews also found Bilyeu’s dog alive. Fenn said the dog looked like it hadn’t eaten in days."


    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/new...cb1b058fb.html

    "It took 30 minutes to coax a weary, hungry Leo into the arms of the flight nurse, Fenn reported. The dog has been placed with the animal shelter and will be heading back to family. Fenn visited the dog on Saturday and said he will do his part to make sure Leo is reunited with family.
    But there has been no sign of Bilyeu.
    Some speculate he landed the raft and set out to find higher ground where he could make a cell-phone call, but fell into the water and drowned or got disoriented."

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    http://www.abqjournal.com/708315/new...-treasure.html

    "Bilyeu’s ex-wife, (Name snipped out by me...) told the Journal from Florida on Monday that she also believes Randy Bilyeu is still alive, and she’s trying to be strong for his two daughters and two granddaughters, who she says are worried sick about him."

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    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s...l#.Vp9izq3wvIX
    Forrest Fenn 'cautiously optimistic' missing treasure hunter will be found safe.
    I'm glad someone is. That's an unforgiving river for a novice to be out on in warm weather. For a first time raft user, it's foolishness.


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    ‘We haven’t given up’ search for missing treasure hunter, Forrest Fenn says
    Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:30 pm | Updated: 11:54 am, Mon Jan 25, 2016.
    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/new...3cc3ce0db.html

    “We haven’t given up,” Fenn said Sunday. “We are going to keep looking. We’re hoping that we can find him up there someplace.”

    But time may not be on the rescuers’ side, Fenn said. “It’s been 17 days or so. We are still a little bit optimistic, but each day hurts us.”

    On Saturday, volunteer search crews, aided by a half-dozen drones armed with video cameras, searched for Randy Bilyeu, 54, of Broomfield, Colo., who had purchased an inflatable raft, compass and wet suit, and set out on the Rio Grande near Santa Fe on Jan. 5 to search for the million-dollar treasure chest that Fenn claims to have hidden somewhere in Northern New Mexico.
    Lengthy article at link.

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    Is that treasure supposed to be in the river? He purchased a wetsuit - was he diving?

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    One of the links above said that he thought the treasure was in a log on the river Ė he might have bought the wetsuit just in case he had to get into the river to thoroughly search in and around a log.

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    http://wtop.com/national/2016/01/tre...ion-in-gold-2/

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ó An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans.

    Forrest Fenn has been flying out in chartered helicopters or planes, searching remote stretches of the upper Rio Grande for any sign of Randy Bilyeu, now missing in the wild for more than three frigid weeks. Fellow treasure hunters also are searching for Bilyeu, who was last seen on Jan. 5 while trying to solve Fennís mystery.


    Interesting background on the treasure hunt in the article.

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    http://www.insideedition.com/headlin...-bewildered-me

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    "INSIDE EDITION spoke with his daughter, Carissa..."

    Short article. The video to this article is interesting.
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