Search for Missing Indiana Caver Switches Tactics

October 18, 2011 / Indiana, United States, North America
Kevin Eve

Photo via The Indy Channel

The search for Kevin Eve, the missing 25-year-old Indiana caver, switched tactics over the weekend after nearly two weeks of searching.

Instead of the large searches done in the past, rescuers have turned to a site-specific approach sending experienced cavers to check and recheck caves for hidden areas or alternate entrances.

The search began on October 3rd, when his 1995 silver BMW 325i sedan was found off Scotts Hill Road in southern Indiana’s Harrison-Crawford State Forest. Since then, Eve’s relatives and friends, volunteer firefighters, police and conservation officers have search 500 acres of the forest and including multiple caves, with little new information. Tracking dogs were employed and led searchers to a few locations with no positive results.

With the sense that Eve is still somewhere in the area, new searches will focus in an area the radius of a mile around where Eve’s car was located.

Missing person flyers have been posted in nearby O’Bannon Woods State Park asking for reports of anyone matching Eve’s description.

A veteran of the Iraq War, the hope is that his military survival training has come into play.

If you have any information, please call the Indiana Department of Natural Resources south regional office at 812-837-9536.

Update: Body Found in Cave Identified as Kevin Eve; Cause of Death Revealed

Tactics shift in search for missing caver [Courier Journal] & Officials Tap Spelunkers In Missing Man Search [The Indy Channel]

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