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Search near Fort Gibson for man missing since 2004

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 25, 2014

FORT GIBSON— Authorities searching for a Tahlequah man who disappeared nearly 10 years ago are digging on property near Fort Gibson.

The search for Stephen Mitchell Adams — who was last seen Dec. 13, 2004 — began Monday at the site of an old cistern following a recent tip to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation led them to the field. Ground-penetrating radar revealed what investigators call “anomalies” under the surface.

No remains were found Monday and the search resumed Tuesday.

Adams was last seen after taking a final exam at Northeastern State University. He called his girlfriend about 11:30 a.m. that day to say he was taking an unidentified man to the Keys area.

The man still hasn’t been identified and Adams and his pickup truck have not been seen since.