Johnnie Lee Hantz, age 72, of Libby was reported missing on November 29. He was last seen leaving Libby on Tuesday, November 28, driving northbound on Highway 37 in a camo-colored CAN-AM side by side with Montana license plate AAMX0486. He is still missing. Hantz was traveling with his Mastiff dog, Chester. He was last seen wearing a heavy black coat. Hantz may be experiencing confusion. Hantz is missing part of a thumb on an unspecified hand.
Members of Davis Thompson Search and Rescue and Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have been actively searching areas known to be frequented by Hantz but as of today, no signs of Hantz or Chester have been located.
Air resources have been contacted but have been unable to assist at this time due to weather.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Hantz and ask anyone with information regarding Hantz’ possible location to contact dispatch at (406) 293-4112.