Search Suspended Following Report That Missing Man Was Seen In Gorham

May 15, 2016

Francois Carrier

A search for a Canadian man reported missing Thursday by his mother has been suspended after a man said he saw  Francois Carrier carrying a duffel bag as he walked along Route 2 in Gorham Tuesday, Lt. Wayne Saunders said.

"A conservation officer met with the witness and interviewed him and had him confirm through the use of a photo that the man he saw matched the description of Carrier.  The witness was confident that the man he saw was Carrier,” Saunders said.

Saunders said the area has been thoroughly covered and searchers “didn’t know where to search next.”

He said Carrier has been added to the national, missing persons data base.

It is not clear yet how much the search, which included dozens of searchers and a Black Hawk helicopter cost.