Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Text Size

Missing person’s car found near lake

The car of a missing former Gothenburg resident was found near Johnson Lake on Monday.

Gosper County sheriff Dennis Ocken said a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria, belonging to 52-year-old Daniel Gunlock, was discovered in a ravine during a fly over by the Nebraska State Patrol.

“It appeared to be stuck in a field about four miles northwest of Johnson Lake,” Ocken said, noting that law enforcement officials do not suspect foul play at this time. “We suspended the ground search and are following other leads.”

Gunlock is married to Cheryl Gunlock of Gothenburg, who owns Mystique Antiques. Ocken said Gunlock was living in Eustis where he was last seen. Gunlock was reported missing May 13.

Ocken said the area where the car was found was searched extensively on the ground and from the air.

On the Nebraska State Patrol’s missing person website, Gunlock is described as white, 5’7” and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gunlock is asked to contact one of the following phone numbers: Frontier County sheriff at 308-367-4411, the Gosper County sheriff at 308-785-2420 or The Nebraska Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse at 1-877-441-5678.