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Massachusetts State Police, local police, seek public’s help in locating missing 71-year old man


“The Massachusetts State Police and several partner agencies are searching for a 71-year-old Sturbridge man who has been missing since yesterday afternoon. Searches last night and today focused on areas surrounding the Quabbin Reservoir in Ware and Belchertown.

George Guttler is white with gray hair and is approximately 6’ tall (see attached photo). He was last seen wearing a flannel shirt, black jeans, and black sneakers.

Just after 11 PM Friday night we located Mr. Guttler’s red Honda Civic parked in a lot near the Windsor Dam. The gate to enter that lot is locked at 6 PM nightly, which means that Mr. Guttler drove into the lot prior to that hour.

State and local police, assisted by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area with patrols and K9 teams. That search concluded early this morning with negative results.

At approximately 9 AM this morning Troopers assigned to the MSP’s Special Emergency Response Team, a unit specially trained in search and rescue, resumed the search, assisted by the MSP Mounted Section, K9 Section, and Drone Unit. Ware, Belchertown, and Sturbridge Police and the DCR are assisting in the search and investigation.

Anyone who may have seen Mr. Guttler or who has information regarding his whereabouts should immediately call 911.” -Massachusetts State Police.

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