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Ground searches underway for missing Wisconsin man

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Multiple ground searches are underway for a Wisconsin man who has been missing since Thursday. 

52-year-old Fred Luostari of Cloverland Township, Wisconsin was last spoken to on September 28 around 5:30 p.m.

Luostari is described as a white man, 5' 3", and around 135-140 pounds.

His car was found stuck in the mud on the family property Friday, with his keys, wallet, and cell phone scattered around the area.

The Douglas and Sawyer County Sheriff's Department, DNR, St. Louis Search and Rescue, and family and friends are conducting ground searches of the area. 

A team of volunteers met at the Cloverland Church early Monday morning to organize ground searches of the are in which Luostari's vehicle was found. 

The lead detective on the case says they don't suspect foul play at this time but the family is concerned over his whereabouts. 

Detective, John Parenteau with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department says,  "he hasn't done anything like this before where he's been gone for these many days, where nobody seems to have heard from him at all. The family is very concerned and asking for the public's help. "

Detective Parenteau says at this time they don't need any more volunteers to help search.

Anyone with information on Luostari is asked to call the Douglas County Dispatch at 715-394-4432. 

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