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Wayne Post
  • Family and investigators plead for help in Stanley man's disappearance

  • Adam Chase, 31, left home after an argument with his wife of 11 years, at approximately 11:30 a.m. June 14. Save for a text sent days after he left, no one has heard from him and no one seems to know where he might be, despite several searches and public pleas for information on his whereabouts.

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  • Rose Chase is at a loss when her son, Tristan, 4, asks where his father has been the last three weeks.
    “How am I supposed to answer him?” Rose said.
    Adam Chase, 31, left home after an argument with his wife of 11 years, at approximately 11:30 a.m. June 14. Save for a text sent days after he left, no one has heard from him and no one seems to know where he might be, despite several searches and public pleas for information on his whereabouts.
    Rose, who chokes up at times while speaking of her husband, asks is that he just let someone know he is OK. That, she said, is the best she can hope for now.
    “I just want to make sure he’s safe, and that he knows people miss him. We do miss him,” Rose Chase said outside her Stanley home Friday afternoon. “It doesn’t have to be me. I really want him to talk to his parents.”
    Six investigators and four police dogs spent five hours Thursday searching property between Gorham and Stanley where Chase, 32, frequented while growing up and hunted in recent years.
    Investigators have also visited hotels and motels, spreading the word of his disappearance and showing his picture in hopes something sparks a tip that could lead to his finding, said Ontario County Sheriff Phillip Povero.
    As was the case with several other searches, the latest search turned up no new information on Chase’s whereabouts.
    “We’ve exhausted any information we’ve been able to develop,” Povero said.
    Rose Chase and investigators would not say what caused the argument, but Chase walked away from his Mott Road home that June day.
    Chase has not contacted his parents, wife or son since a text message sent several days after he left, and his friends and acquaintances have not heard from him, either.
    Chase has not turned up to his job as a telemarketer at a Fairport company since his disappearance. He has no vehicle. He has no known health issues and he’s not taking special medications, Povero said.
    Investigators are not aware of any threats made against him, and they have not seen any bank or credit card use from him since he his disappearance.
    “We don’t have the facts to elevate this to an endangered missing adult,” Povero said.
    Deputies believe he was last in the northwest area of the city of Canandaigua on June 19, based on text messages from his cell phone, but they can’t pinpoint exactly where he was or why he was there.
    “It could be he may have known somebody, or he may have been at a store or sitting on a park bench,” Povero said. “We don’t have that specific an area of where the texts were being sent.”
    Page 2 of 2 - And since then, his cell phone hasn’t been used to their knowledge.
    “We’re really looking for the public’s help,” Povero said. “We have no solid information as to his whereabouts.”
    Rose Chase said police are doing what they can to find her husband, and those he left behind are worried.
    “I just hope it ends on a happy note,” she said, “and he calls someone.”

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