Friends, family and loved ones who have been searching from sun-up to sundown in Otsego for a Monticello man who ran away from an Otsego bar over the weekend are asking the public to continue to pitch in and help find Joe Brunn.
Tuesday, the search continues, with volunteers gathering again at the Holiday Inn parking lot in Otsego (east side, near the waterslide tubes). Walkers, four-wheelers and horses are needed.
Here’s the update from the Help Find Joe Brunn Facebook site:
*The volunteer search begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 6)– there is no need to arrive early as we will have search dogs out working the area before 10am. If you cannot come right at 10, please come any time you are able up until 5:30 p.m. The last search group goes out at 5:30pm and will search until dark or until Joe is found.
*We have plenty of food and water for tomorrow’s search crew.
*Wear bright, reflective clothing (preferably bright orange); we do have some reflective vests available to use.
*When you arrive please look for our “volunteer table” to sign in.
*Much of our search tomorrow is best done with 4-wheelers, horses and on foot. If you have a 4-wheeler or horse, we need you! We are holding off on using Jeeps at this time. Also, holding off on boats, etc. There is a possibility that we may use kayaks and we do have a standby list to call on when the time is needed, but would hate for someone to be waiting prematurely.
“The outpouring of help to find Joe is nothing short of amazing. Together, we will find him,” the post concludes.
Brunn, 23, walker away from Boondox Bar and Grill early Saturday morning after a Friday night out with friends. He was last seen walking toward the Holiday Inn Twin Cities location in Otsego. He left his car behind.
Friends and family became worried over the weekend when he didn’t check in. He wasn’t seen after leaving the bar.
Family and friends searched Sunday afternoon and evening, until dark, after Joe didn’t check in. Dogs worked a nearby cornfield to the north of the hotel.
A GoFundMe site has been established to help cover the cost of the search. You can donate here, or by following the widget/link below.