Evan Goin

Evan Goin.

A ground search for a missing veteran, Evan Goin, has ended, but the investigation remains ongoing, Clatsop County Sheriff Matt Phillips said.

“As far as ground search, we don’t have any clues,” Phillips said last week. “We didn’t find anything while we were pounding the ground.”

“Oftentimes with missing persons, you’ll find a backpack, a jacket or hat or something that they left somewhere that tells you, ‘Well, they left the house and they went in this direction. We’ll keep looking that way.’ We got nothing.”

Goin was reported missing from his home off U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 6 after a welfare check earlier this month.

Goin is a supply specialist and liaison officer with the Oregon National Guard at Camp Rilea.

Several searches of the area were unsuccessful.

Goin, 44, is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 170 pounds. He was last seen at home on Dec. 13, according to family.

Phillips said his office looked at high probability leads first, and is following up on interviews with friends and acquaintances. “We’re following up on those leads,” Phillips said. “We’re trying to get bank records. It’s a full investigation.”

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