Police seeking information on man missing near Echo Cove

He went camping out the road in late June and hasn’t been seen since.

Police are seeking information on Lucas Canton Schneider, 43, after he failed to return from a camping trip to Echo Cove in late June. (Courtesy photo / JPD)

Police are seeking information on Lucas Canton Schneider, 43, after he failed to return from a camping trip to Echo Cove in late June. (Courtesy photo / JPD)

This article has been updated to include additional informtation.

The Juneau Police Department is seeking assistance and information as they’re looking for a man reported missing.

Glory Hall staff reported Lucas Canton Schneider, 43, a patron, had not returned from a camping trip to Echo Cove on June 29, said Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release.

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According to shelter staff, Schneider did not have a return date planned, Campbell said in the news release, but he did have an appointment on July 7. On July 5, family members in Illinois contacted JPD saying that they had not heard from him in two weeks, Campbell said.

It’s unknown how Schneider planned to travel to or from Echo Cove as he lacked his own transportation, Campbell said; how he planned to come and go was one of the pieces of information JPD is seeking.

Two warrants were issued for Schneider’s arrest on Friday afternoon relating to probation violations, according to an updated news release issued on Friday afternoon.

JPD is also aware of multiple social media posts related to an unknown man in the area of Berners Bay cabin, located eight miles north of Echo Cove, Campbell said. One post reported that a man appeared to be camping near the cabin, and another talked about a theft of food and survival items from the cabin, while leaving more expensive items alone.

While it’s unknown if this is related to Schneider, Campbell said in the news release, it’s currently being investigated.

Anyone with information related to Schneider, including his camping details or how he planned to travel, is asked to contact JPD at (907)586-600.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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