Jul 19, 2013 10:09 AM by Laura Wilson (Kalispell)
MARION - Community members rallied this week in search of Levi Schneider, an 18-year old Marion man who has been missing for more a week.
Levi was last seen Sunday, July 7, at his grandparents' home in Marion.
His father Ray tells us that Levi's grandparents left the house to run a quick errand, and when they returned, he was gone.
No one has been able to reach him on his cell phone, which reportedly went dead two days ago.
Family and friends officially filed a missing person's report on Monday and about 25 Marion residents formed search crews and set out looking for Schneider, or clues that may lead them closer to him, on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old's family tells us he has run away in the past, but never for this long.
They hope today's search efforts will send a message to Schneider or anyone with information about where he may be.
"He's loved and we care about him. We really need to talk to him. We just need to know that he's okay. We can work out whatever is going on [with him]- it's no big deal and we can get through it," Ray Schneider said.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Levi is asked to call the Flathead County Sheriff's Department, or Ray Schneider at 406-231-0134.