Search for Missing Antelope County Residents Continues
INMAN - A multi-agency search for two people missing from Antelope County is ongoing. Authorities with the Holt County Sheriffs office, Antelope County Sheriffs office, and the Nebraska State patrol are currently searching for 31-year-old Amanda Makovicka of Orchard and 33-year-old Cory Wettlaufer of Inman.
Authorities with the Antelope County sheriffs office say that a vehicle driven by Makovicka was last seen at Wettlaufer's residence in Inman Monday. The two however were not found at that residence. The vehicle in question has been impounded.
Thursday a motorist reported having contact with Wettlaufer on rural roads southwest of Inman. Wettlaufer reportedly told the passerby the he'd run out of gas. Witnesses reported seeing a female matching the description of Makovicka in the vehicle. The vehicle described as a 1997 GMC blazer with 36 County Nebraska plates was last seen traveling towards Inman.
Wettlaufer is described as 5'7", 200 lbs with black hair and hazel eyes. Makovicka is described as 5'8", 240 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.
Officials with the Nebraska civil air patrol are assisting the search and plan to have two planes in the air tomorrow to search area. Those with information about the whereabouts of these two are urged to contact either the Holt County sheriffs office, the Antelope County sheriffs office, or the Nebraska State patrol.
The Nebraska Civil Air Patrol was hoping to begin their overhead search of rural Antelope County Friday, but Lt. Col. Dave Halperin says the weather conditions have prevented that so far.
Lt. Col. Halperin: "Because of the weather where the aircraft we're employing are based, we can't leave until the ceiling improves just a little bit."
Halperin says the Air Patrol Search will be mainly focused on the backroad areas of Antelope County.