Missing Man’s Jeep Found
The search is expanding for man reported missing in Casper, after authorities found his jeep on Casper Mountain. Thirty-year-old Zachary Douglas Lanka has been missing since March 30th. The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office reports he was reported missing by his estranged wife.
Around 8:00 a.m. Friday, Lanka’s Jeep was located on Casper Mountain in the area of Sheep Wagon Hill. Lanka was not in the Jeep and his whereabouts are still unknown. According to the Sheriff’s office, the vehicle was found off the road and is in deep snow. A preliminary search of the area was conducted, and a more thorough search is planned when conditions permit.
Lanka had been living at the Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, as he recently relocated to the Casper area. He is described as 6’4”, 220 pounds with sandy-colored hair and grayish eyes. He was employed by Automation and Electronics Inc. at the time of his disappearance.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office at 307-235-9282