Alaska National Guard organizes search for teen missing nearly a week

- The Alaska National Guard is organizing a search Saturday for a 16-year-old boy who disappeared nearly a week ago after dropping of his girlfriend.

KTUU-TV reported Friday that high school student David Grunwald, of Palmer, is the son of a retired Alaska Air National Guard member. His parents reported him missing late Sunday when he hadn’t returned home and wasn’t answering his cell phone.

Alaska State troopers said on Tuesday they found the teen’s Ford Bronco torched and ditched up a rough trail on Bald Mountain Ridge, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. The trail is a popular four-wheeling area in the mountains north of Wasilla, according to the news website.

Air National Guard Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead said the meeting place for people who want to help in Saturday’s search is a church in Palmer.

Edith Grunwald told KTUU she is desperate for any information about her son.


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