Search for missing man continues

The search for a missing Rogers City man continued Monday afternoon in harsh, winter-like conditions.

Michael Schepke was reported missing two-and-a-half hours after he was last seen walking in the vicinity of Birchwood Drive near Morrill Road at about 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Search crews were combing a wide area, and going door-to-door, in attempt to locate the missing subject.  They have been as far north as Nagel Highway. He was wearing black jeans, a dark blue coat and a black type baseball cap. He is 6’ 1” and about 175 pounds.

According to a Presque Isle County sheriff’s office press release, Schepke is a diabetic, mentally handicapped and needs his medication.

A helicopter searched the area last night. The search from the air continued Monday after 1 p.m.

He is said to have regularly gone on walks,  always ret


Michael Schepke

within a couple of hours.

Police are asking the public to contact Presque Isle County central dispatch at 989-734-2156 or the Michigan State Police Alpena Post at 989-354-4101, if anyone has information.