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Search for missing McGuffey man enters 3rd month

Property owners are asked to check inside buildings, note soil disturbances and report anything suspicious to 419-673-1268

June 3 Media Release

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its efforts to determine the whereabouts of a McGuffey, Ohio man missing from his residence since late March. 

The Sheriff's Office was contacted March 31 by a member of 66-year-old Michael Bolen’s family, stating that he had not been seen since March 29. Despite entering the 3rd month of Bolen’s disappearance, the Sheriff’s Office and its investigative division is continuing to seek Mr. Bolen’s whereabouts: following every potential lead, conducting interviews and multiple searches. 

The Office has engaged the services of numerous law enforcement partners including the Ohio BCI&I, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, the Hardin County Prosecutor's Office, and the FBI. Various community resources have also been utilized.  

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting continued vigilance from those in and around the McGuffey community. Property owners are asked to check inside buildings on their property; to note unexplained soil disturbances, and/or anything that may appear suspicious.  Anything that may appear suspicious and/or any information concerning Mr. Bolen’s disappearance should be reported to the Sheriff’s Office by calling (419) 673-1268, option 0, and requesting to speak with a detective.  

At the time of his disappearance Mr. Bolen was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, with gray hair, green eyes and weighing 185lbs.   He was last seen wearing eyeglasses, a yellow tank top shirt, blue jeans, dark blue zip-up sweatshirt, and white New Balance tennis shoes.