Missing Couple has been found.
According to the THE IDAHO STATESMAN, Sunday, August 21, 2011 Charles and Barbara Rigg reported missing three weeks ago, “were discovered by campers on four-wheelers in a remote area of Boise County, Idaho Hwy 21 at milepost 58.
The Riggs took a road at Edna Creek, drove almost ten miles east, then turned north on a Forest Service road. They had gone a little more than tw miles on that road when the vehicle went down the embankment.” The Riggs did not survive, but their little schnauzer, Sassy did. The paper states, ” Barbara Rigg was found near the driver’s door. It appears the vehicle flipped and rolled at least once and came to rest on its tires.” The investigator said, “The steep, rugged terrain had thick bruch that made it hard to see the truck.” The Riggs were found inside their truck. According to Sheriff Ben Roeber, the truck “apparently slid 60 to 80 feet down an embankment off a one-lane dirt forest road about 20 miles north of Idaho City. They found no sign of foul play.” It is unknown at time the time of death. The dog has been returned to the family. See Sunday and Monday papers for more details.
Have you seen a dark green 2001 Dodge Dakota with handicap license VNAM?
MERIDIAN — Search called off for now… A Meridian couple not heard from since Friday night is believed to have been seen in Cascade on Saturday afternoon. The Meridian Police Department reports it has received credible information that Charles and Barbara Rigg, and their dog Sassy, a white schnauzer, were spotted at a flea market in Cascade around 3 p.m. on July 30. The Valley County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday in the wake of this new information that an aerial search is underway this afternoon for the couple. Police are urging the public to be on the lookout for the couple or their dark green 2001 Dodge Dakota bearing Idaho handicap license VNAM. Anyone with information should contact police.
As the days go by, the family gets increasingly concerned Charles and Barbara Rigg are stranded somewhere and in danger. Family tell us the Riggs are the type to stay in touch, the type to call when running behind. They say the Riggs enjoyed the Cascade flea market, but did not tell anyone they were going there. It’s why this disappearance has them completely baffled. The Riggs didn’t show up for a family picnic Saturday they had planned to attend. With no idea of where they may have gone, this weekend family members told police the couple often took trips to the Banner Ridge area in Boise County. It launched a 20 square mile search, that has come up empty.
Family members understand why the search has been called off. They hope others will continue to look for any sign of the Riggs, so they can come home. “It’s the kind of people they are. They don’t deserve being lost because you have to know they’re terrified at this point. I can’t imagine what they would be feeling,” said daughter-in-law Tammy Rigg. Family members drop by the couple’s home daily, checking mail, telephone messages for any clue that might help locate them. Detectives have also gone through and found no sign of foul play. Charles Rigg has a heart condition, and did not take his medication.
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