Volunteers pursue clues for missing treasure hunter

Randy Bilyeu
Randy Bilyeu

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Canine search teams, a drone pilot and two hikers will be out this weekend scouring a rugged area along the Rio Grande in New Mexico for a Colorado man who’s been missing for two months.

Volunteers have been looking every weekend for clues to the whereabouts of Randy Bilyeu.

The father and grandfather went missing in early January after setting out in search of author Forrest Fenn’s $2 million cache of gold, jewels and artifacts.

Bilyeu’s dog and raft were found along the river northwest of Santa Fe.

Ex-wife Linda Bilyeu has been helping to organize volunteer searches from her home in Florida. She said this week she remains determined.

Authorities called off the official search in January, citing a lack of evidence to point them in the right direction.

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