BRONSON, MI (WTVB) - Authorities in Branch County continue the search for a man who went missing from his home in the city of Bronson last weekend. 48-year old Thomas Miller was reported missing Sunday afternoon after he failed to return Saturday evening while looking for his dog, which had escaped his fenced yard on Matteson Street. An extensive ground search began on Monday and intensified Tuesday and while Miller's whereabouts remain unknown, they were able to locate his dog in the search area.
“Ziggy” was scared and hungry, but appeared to be in fair health and was turned over to Miller's family. Over 30 public safety personnel from around the county as well as the Angola and Orland, Indiana Fire Departments and the Michigan Department of Corrections Emergency Response team helped in the search effort Tuesday in addition to the on-going assistance from the Michigan State Police. Also, a large number of volunteers allowed the Miller family to set up civilian teams to check out territory adjacent to the primary search area.
Authorities continue to receive and follow up on leads, and the public is again requested to report any information to the Bronson Police Department or Branch County Central Dispatch. Miller is a caucasion male, 5'6", 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a full mustache and beard and last known to be wearing blue jeans, a black muscle shirt, and tennis shoes. He was also wearing eyeglasses.