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Search intensifies for missing Rockland man

By Stephen Betts | Apr 22, 2021
Courtesy of: Jesse Owen McFadden Tyler Gricus

Rockland — State and federal law enforcement officers have joined in the search for a 33-year-old Rockland man who has been missing for two weeks.

On Tuesday, April 20, a dive team from the Maine State Police searched waters near where the boat Tyler Gricus lived on was located, Rockland Police Chief Christopher Young said April 22.

The U.S. Coast Guard also had a helicopter search the waters from the air April 20.

Since that time search warrants that were drafted and executed for possible electronic evidence during the initial stages of the investigation have been honored by cell phone and social media providers. This, along with several interviews has led investigators to focus their search on several areas of land in Knox County.

The Maine State Police Major crimes Unit, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Rockland Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Owls Head Fire Department, and South Thomaston Fire Department also searched a field Thursday across from the Owls Head Transportation Museum. That is where one of the last pings from his cellphone was detected, the chief said.

Gricus was last seen in Rockland April 9, according to Rockland Rockland Police Sgt. Detective Alex Gaylor. He was living on a boat on Mechanic Street.

Family and friends reported him missing April 12.

Police say if you have seen Gricus since April 9, contact Detective Anne Griffith at 594-0316, extension 232 or email at

Tyler Gricus (Courtesy of: Jesse Owen McFadden)
Tyler Gricus (Courtesy of: Jesse Owen McFadden)
Tyler Gricus (Courtesy of: Jesse Owen McFadden)
Tyler Gricus (Courtesy of: Jesse Owen McFadden)
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Comments (2)
Posted by: James L. Bowditch | Apr 23, 2021 11:39

There is little that is more awful than this.  Take care.


Posted by: Katie Drinkwater | Apr 23, 2021 09:31

I'm so sorry family and friends are going through this terrible ordeal. Keep the faith.

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