Police have recovered a missing Lake Bluff man’s rental car in Michigan, over 400 miles away from Lake Bluff, but the man remains missing after a search of the area turned up no results.
The Lake Bluff Police Department said on April 21 that they were searching for 46-year-old Russell J. Ulrey, who is a Lake Bluff resident.
Police said that Ulrey has been reported missing since 1:40 p.m. on April 18.
He was last seen in the area of the Lake Bluff Public Library, 123 East Scranton Avenue.
Lake Bluff police said at the time that he might be on his bicycle, which is a blue Giant Sedona.
A spokesperson for the Michigan State Police said that troopers and DNR officers located an abandoned vehicle in the Rudyard, Michigan area.
The vehicle was believed to have been rented by Ulrey. Troopers searched the area where the vehicle was found and spoke to neighbors, who said they had not seen the man.
Troopers also canvassed the area but did not locate Ulrey. Troopers are still checking the area for leads, the spokesperson said.
Lake Bluff Deputy Police Chief Matthew Smizinski said that Ulrey is described as a male white, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, with gray eyes and brown/gray hair.
He may be wearing a blue cap that says “Lake Bluff” and may be carrying an orange messenger bag.
A family member of the man said that Ulrey is considered endangered but she did not provide further details.
Police have not released any additional information on the circumstances of the disappearance. Smizinski said that police continue to conduct a full investigation and search for the man.
Anyone who may have seen Ulrey or that has any additional information is asked to call the Lake Bluff Police Department at 847-234-8760 or the Michigan State Police.