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UPDATE: Search called off for missing Wintergreen property owner, President of Glenmore Country Club : 7.3.09 9:45 AM

Michael Comer. ©2009 NelsonCountyLife.com

Michael Comer. ©2009 NelsonCountyLife.com

Updated 9:45 AM 7.3.09
Sheriff David Brooks says all search activities for Comer have been called off at this time. “As far as any search by our agency, we have discontinued looking for Comer at this point, but do continue to monitor other avenues in the investigation,” Brooks told NCL Friday morning.

Updated 4:15 PM 7.2.09
Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks tells us his department has yet to find any conclusive evidence that Comer indeed went hiking. The case is still being treated, Brooks says, as a missing person’s case.

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NCL has learned that the missing Wintergreen hiker search teams are looking for is Mike Comer of Charlottesville, president of Glenmore Country Club [1].

According to Dana Quillen, public relations director for Wintergreen Resort [2], Comer, a Resort property owner, arrived at the Resort around noon Wednesday. He apparently went hiking that afternoon before thunderstorms erupted in the area. After Comer failed to return from his hike, his wife called police and filed a missing person’s report.

Search teams have set up a command post at the Resort and are continuing their search. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

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K-9 search crew members Laura Warren and Ronnie Rhodes venture into the woods looking for Mike Comer, President of Glenmore Country Club. Comer's wife reported him missing Wednesday after he failed to return from a hike at Wintergreen Resort. Photo by Paul Purpura. © 2009 NelsonCountyLife.com

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Nelson County EMA director Ray Uttaro and Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets assemble at a command post at Wintergreen Resort. ©2009 NelsonCountyLife.com