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Search for Missing Man Continues with Fundraiser

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Larry Riegel has been missing for 18 months, but his family has not given up hope. The Riegel's are holding a fundraiser Saturday. Larry's sister, Susan Riegel-Vaughn, has taken charge of finding information, but she is getting support from all over. Her annual Memorial Chili Feed Fundraiser is to increase the reward for information from $2,500 to $25,000.

The Riegel's aren't alone in their efforts. Friends and strangers have donated everything from autographed baseballs to themed baskets. Every month Susan asks the Yakima Police Department for updates. Not much information has surfaced, but she believes someone knows something.
"my brother did disappear under suspicious circumstances. We feel that he's not alive, and we think someone knows where he's at," Riegel said.

Thinking of ways to raise money keeps Susan focused. She even came up with a jewelry line idea with Larry's collection of elk and deer horns from his hunting days. The Riegel's plan to have people over Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight. Visit for more information.