The Allamakee County Sheriff is asking for the public's help in the search for a missing Illinois man, who was last seen near a state park.


Juan Ortega-Gandarilla of Kewanee, Illinois, was reported missing on October 3rd. His abandoned car was located the next day, south of New Albin, near the Fish Farm Mounds Wildlife Area.

According to Illinois authorities, Ortega-Gandarilla suffers from depression, and may be endangered.

The Allamakee County Sheriff and New Albin Fire Department had searched the Fish Farms State Park area on foot, with a K-9, and by aerial drone, but have not located the man.

Anyone with information on Ortega-Gandarilla is asked to contact the Allamakee County Sheriff or local authorities.