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Watertown man reported missing
Aug 12, 2012 9:20 pm
A beloved Watertown man is believed to be missing since Wednesday, Aug. 8 – and the community is asking for your help to locate him.
David Riemens, 60, a stonemason, disappeared in the company of a 75 to 80-year-old man who owns property with a 25-mile radius of the Shop Springs Community.
According to an email from Lounita Howard, editor of the Watertown Gazette, the elderly man had just started work on the foundation for a house on his property. Riemens was going to present a bid to the man's general contractor to do some stone facing on the foundation, using an old rock wall located near the construction site.
"These men are believed to be trapped or dead in a single vehicle car accident, either en route to, or returning from, a meeting with the elderly gentleman's general contractor to discuss stone work at his daughter's home site," wrote Dr. Donald Neuessle in another email. Riemens lived on the farm of Dr. and Laura Neuessle.
"[His closest friends] fear that the two men possibly ran off the road and into a ravine. A large number of people in Watertown stand ready to launch a search," Howard said. "Friends have put up posters around town, emailed everyone they know and are circulating a poster on Facebook. Missing Person's reports have been filed with the Watertown Police and Wilson County Sheriff's Department."
Anyone with information on the disappearance should call authorities immediately.
Dr. Neuessle may be reached at 237-9099.
Lounita Howard may be reached at email@example.com.
Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be reached at 444-3952, ext. 15 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org