Missing Cloquet man found in Koochiching County
A 51-year-old Cloquet man was found tonight in Koochiching County after being missing for almost 11 hours. Todd Hennemuth disappeared from the group home near Cloquet where he lives around 11:10 a.m., according to St. Louis County Search and Resc...
A 51-year-old Cloquet man was found tonight in Koochiching County after being missing for almost 11 hours.
Todd Hennemuth disappeared from the group home near Cloquet where he lives around 11:10 a.m., according to St. Louis County Search and Rescue Squad Capt. Tom Crossmon.
Crossmon described Hennemuth as a "vulnerable adult" but did not know the nature of Hennemuth's impairment.
Hennemuth was found in Koochiching County around 10 p.m. Crossmon said he apparently arrived there after being given a ride.
About 30 law enforcement and rescue personnel spent this afternoon and evening searching a six-mile area of southern St. Louis County for Hennemuth.
The search for Hennemuth began about 2 p.m., and by 4 p.m. the rescue squad began using a bloodhound to track Hennemuth.
Mounted volunteers from the Carlton County Sheriff's Department also helped with the search, and a second bloodhound was called in as the search entered evening. Search efforts were concentrated between Highway 33 and the St. Louis River north of Cloquet.
Crossmon said a bloodhound picked up parts of a trail, but nothing that led to finding Hennemuth.
Crossmon said Hennemuth has gone missing before. Last winter, he disappeared and was found in Cloquet at a residence where his mother used to live.
A light, persistent rain made search conditions "less than ideal" for search personnel, Crossmon said, but helped keep the scent of Hennemuth's trail fresh for the dogs.
The search was discontinued about 9:30 p.m. because searchers turned up evidence that Hennemuth may have been picked up by a vehicle.
In addition to the rescue squad and the Carlton County Sheriff's Department, the St. Louis and Lake county sheriff's departments assisted with the search.