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Organized searches for Brogan Dulle halted

Brogan Dulle. File photo Brogan Dulle. File photo
Volunteers gather to help search for Brogan Dulle last week. File photo Volunteers gather to help search for Brogan Dulle last week. File photo
(FOX19) -

The family of missing University of Cincinnati student Brogan Dulle announced Monday that it will not be organizing any additional volunteer search efforts until further notice because an extensive search area has been covered multiple times.

"Due to the tremendous response from the Cincinnati and UC communities, we have canvassed the city with fliers in just five days in what we had anticipated would take weeks to accomplish," family spokeswoman Laura Lewis said. "This has been an unprecedented effort to find Brogan Dulle." 

More than 1,000 volunteers have helped in the search for Dulle who went missing at 2 a.m. May 18 from his apartment on East McMillan Street in Mount Auburn.

Dulle, 21, is a graduate of Turpin High School in Anderson Township. He is studying education at UC.

"Brogan's family is overwhelmingly grateful for the love, prayers, support and time given by family, friends and strangers across the country," Lewis said.

T-shirts and fliers will be available Monday at the Taste of Cincinnati festival downtown.

Those with information about Dulle are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

Here is the full statement released Monday:

"Due to the tremendous response from the Cincinnati and UC communities, we have canvassed the city with fliers in just five days in what we had anticipated would take weeks to accomplish. This has been an unprecedented effort to find Brogan Dulle.

We will not be organizing volunteer search efforts until further notice, as we have covered an extensive search area multiple times. The family will continue to follow all leads with the Cincinnati Police Department, FBI and Texas EquuSearch will continue to search. We encourage everyone to provide tips and information on Brogan's whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040. Anyone interested in supporting the efforts to bring Brogan home can join the Help Find Brogan Dulle Facebook page.

We want to thank the more than 1,000 volunteers who have been helping us in our efforts to bring Brogan home. Brogan's family is overwhelmingly grateful for the love, prayers, support and time given by family, friends and strangers across the country.  Today, we will have t-shirts and fliers available to pick up at the Taste of Cincinnati.

We ask for the media and the community to give the family privacy during this very difficult time."

A 'Gathering of Hope' for Brogan will be held at the Cincinnati Zoo on Tuesday. A Dulle family spokesperson said anyone who wants to pray for and support the family are welcome to arrive at the Zoo between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. for the service to begin at 8 p.m.

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