May 27, 2018
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Police continue search for missing Cushing man

Knox County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Knox County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Kevin Stone Crute
By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

CUSHING, Maine — A multi-agency investigation into the disappearance of a 31-year-old Cushing man continues as police follow up on tips from the public.

Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said Thursday afternoon that police have received a few calls from people who say they saw someone fitting the description of Kevin Stone Crute. She said each tip is being tracked down but that nothing has yet turned up a firm sighting.

The Maine State Police’s Major Crimes Unit was at Crute’s home in Cushing again on Thursday morning, the sheriff said, after going there on Wednesday.

“We’re checking everything just to be on the safe side,” Dennison said.

Maine Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said state police also had nothing new to report. He said there are cases when people simply disappear but that it is unusual.

“It’s not a crime to leave without notifying anyone,” McCausland said.

Dennison said Crute’s parents are concerned about his disappearance and that family members said it is not like him to leave without contacting family and friends. Crute lived alone. He is constantly in contact with family and friends through telephone calls and social media, Knox County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Tim Carroll said.

He said more than 60 people have been interviewed thus far.

He was last seen mid-morning Tuesday, May 21, after being dropped off by a friend at Ande’s Variety on Route 1 in Warren. Crute did not drive and was a frequent customer of the market.

His home is about 4 miles from the store.

Crute is not currently employed but he has worked as a fisherman.

The sheriff’s department is working with state police, the Maine Warden Service and Maine Marine Patrol on the investigation.

Crute is described as a white male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.

Police ask if anyone has seen Crute since last Tuesday or knows his whereabouts to contact the Knox County Regional Communications Center at 593-9132.

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