Vigil held for missing K9

Police search for one of their own after K9 flees
Published: Dec. 26, 2014 at 3:28 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2015 at 9:49 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, OH (FOX19) - A vigil will be held for a missing Wilmington Police K9, Karson, Monday evening.

The event will be held at the Wilmington municipal building at 7 p.m. Despite the vigil, Wilmington Police say they do not plan on ending the search.

Wilmington PD says their focus will continue in the central Greene County area where valid sightings have occurred in recent days.

Karson escaped before Christmas this week and remains on the lam.

Police say they received a lot of calls throughout the day Wednesday about reported sightings in the Xenia area. This was their focus late Tuesday and continues to be their main focus.

Karson reportedly chewed through his leash and ran out the front door of the Clinton Animal Care Center.

The seasonal temperatures have helped the missing K9 stay away from hypothermia. Practice Manager of the Clinton Animal Care Center, Ben Hester, says the missing K9 can go 10 to 14 days without food.

Anyone who spots Karson is asked to IMMEDIATELY contact police at 937-382-3833 or 937-372-9901.

The Wilmington Police Department has offered a $2,000 reward for the return of Karson

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