Thursday, September 20, 2012

SMPD joins search for retired SFFD firefighter

SMPD Assisting Amtrak in the Search for San Mateo Resident Charlie Dowd

Amtrak Continues to Investigate and is the Media Point-of-Contact Agency

Wednesday September 19th :

Charlie Dowd, a 69 year-old retired firefighter and resident of San Mateo, has been missing since boarding an Amtrak Train bound for Chicago on September 12th. Updated information indicates that Dowd likely disappeared from the Amtrak Train on the route between Morgan, Colorado and McCook Nebraska. Amtrak Police are investigating the disappearance, and continues to be the primary investigating entity in this case.

San Mateo Police Department has been in regular contact with both the Dowd Family in San Mateo and Amtrak during the course of this investigation.

San Mateo Police Department has dedicated two experienced detectives in a support capacity to assist in the ongoing investigation. The SMPD Detectives have traveled to Colorado to meet up with Amtrak Police. Their role will be to assist Amtrak with the massive undertaking of coordinating a search over hundreds of miles of railroad tracks to locate Charlie Dowd.

Charlie Dowd is a 69 year-old White Male, about 5’10” and 175 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes.

Follow the progress of this case:
The Dowd Family has established a Facebook Page and a Twitter Account to provide updated information about the search for Mr. Dowd.

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