Welcome to Alexandria Foust's missing-person website

You are here: www.MibSAR.com/Cases/Foust/Foust.html

 

  Alexandria Foust, 19, and her twins, Cadillac, Michigan. Click on photo for high-resolution imagery. Photo courtesy of the Foust Family.
   

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Incident

 
  Alexandria Foust, 19, Cadillac, Michigan. Click on photo for high-resolution imagery. Photo courtesy of the Foust Family.
   
 
  Alexandria Foust, 19, Cadillac, Michigan. Photo courtesy of the Michigan State Police via WNEM.com
   

Alexandria "Alex" Foust went missing about 5 miles southeast of Moorestown on November 7, 2017. The vehicle she was traveling in with a companion — Jeff Hurley (website), who is also missing — was found stuck in the mud along a gas pipeline cutting through Dead Stream Swamp in Missaukee County's Norwich Township.

The 47-square-mile Dead Stream Swamp straddles the county line between Missaukee and Roscommon Counties.

Imagery from the search area: 1

According to Jason Ney and Terri Nichols’ 2009 book entitled America’s Natural Resources — The Midwest, the Swamp is a “30,000-acre bog forest,” and represents “one of the nation’s largest northern white cedar swamps.”

The peat reportedly averages 3 to 7 feet thick, and up to 16 feet in places.

Dead Stream Swamp has also been referred to as Dead-Man's Swamp.

And the swamp is legendary for it's massive black bear.

Click on image to view high-resolution imagery of a massive, near-900-pound black bear shot in Dead Stream Swamp by master woodsman Art Jackson in 1943 (Image courtesy of The Houghton Lake Resorter (Houghton Lake, Michigan), courtesy of Carl Herbers

While several personal items were found in the area around their vehicle, no other trace of Alex or Jeff has been found.

Alex is listed as an endangered adult.

  • Name: Alexandria "Alex" Marie Foust
  • Age: 19
  • Race: Mexican-Indian
  • Sex: Female
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 130 lbs
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
Click on map to view high-resolution imagery of where the search area is located in the Great Lakes area.
 
Click on map to view high-resolution imagery of where the search area is located in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. (Michigan Road Map courtesy of the Michigan Department of Transportation)
 
Click on map to view high-resolution imagery of where the search area is located in Dead Stream Swamp in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan's Missaukee and Roscommon Counties. (County maps courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Cartographic Services Unit)

An extensive, multi-day search of the area around Jeff Hurley's vehicle by Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers and detectives, Missaukee County Sheriff's Department personnel, Michigan Department of Natural Resources officers, numerous MSP K-9 teams, a helicopter from the MSP Aviation Unit, an independent K-9 team, a Traverse City-area SAR team, Michigan National Guard members, family members, and concerned community volunteers failed to locate Alex or Jeff.

If you know anything about Alexandria Foust's whereabouts, or the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, please report it to the authorities.


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News media archive

 
  Alexandria Foust, 19, and her twins, Cadillac, Michigan. Click on photo for high-resolution imagery. Photo courtesy of the Foust Family.

9&10News.com 11-08-17

CadillacNews.com 11-09-17

UpNorthLive.com 11-09-17

9&10News.com 11-09-17

CadillacNews.com 11-10-17

9&10News.com 11-10-17

UpNorthLive.com 11-11-17

CadillacNews.com 11-11-17

CadillacNews.com 11-14-17

CadillacNews.com 11-15-17

9&10News.com 11-17-17

CadillacNews.com 11-22-17

 

 

 


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Follow Alex's case on Facebook

 
  Alexandria Foust, 19, Cadillac, Michigan. Click on photo for high-resolution imagery. Photo courtesy of the Foust Family.

Learn more about the search for answers to Alex's disappearance on the #BringAlexHome Facebook group page.


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Social-media-friendly ribbon & badge

 

 
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National missing-persons database

 
   

Learn more about this case on NamUs, The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System


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Facebook poster

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Report a tip

Report a tip to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post at 989.422.5101  
     

Report a tip anonymously via Crime Stoppers USA's Internet-based E-tips program.

 
     

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Operational cartography

Geo-Magnetic Compass beta — The Quint-North Bush Compass Rose — for field search operations on this case. Click on image for high-resolution imagery.

 
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USGS 1:24,000 quadrangles for the search area on this case. Click on maps for high-resolution imagery.

 

   
USGS 1:24,000 NW Search Sector Quadrangle. Click on map for high-resolution imagery.   USGS 1:24,000 NE Search Sector Quadrangle. Click on map for high-resolution imagery.
     
 
USGS 1:24,000 SW Search Sector Quadrangle. Click on map for high-resolution imagery.   USGS 1:24,000 SE Search Sector Quadrangle. Click on map for high-resolution imagery.

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Team MibSAR

 
   
 

Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR),
Long Range Special
Operations Group (LRSOG)
www.MibSAR.com
Marquette, Michigan
United States

   
 
   
 

The founder of Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR), Michael Neiger of Marquette, Michigan is the lead investigator with MibSAR's Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG)

E-mail Michael Neiger

A 26-year veteran Detective/Sergeant with the Michigan State Police (MSP), Michael holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University, and is certified by the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) as a SAR Tech I and SAR Tech Field Team Leader (FTL), the top two, field-deployable, search-and-rescue certifications offered by NASAR.

   
 

The design and hosting of this missing-person web site, and associated social-media-friendly graphics, are courtesy of Michael Neiger — Lead Investigator with Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR).

MibSAR is a small, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) based along the south shore of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan. LRSOG search-and-recovery operators are dedicated to investigating select long-term missing-person cases and homicide cold cases in the remote bush between the Great Lakes in northern Michigan, USA, and the Arctic Ocean’s Lower Hudson Bay in Ontario, Canada.

 

MibSAR is a FEMA NIMS ICS document- compliant SAR Team

 

An independent, volunteer investigator, Michael Neiger holds, or has held, memberships in the following professional organizations:

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)
 
International Society of Professional Trackers (ISPT)
 
International Association of Cold Case Investigators (IACCI)
 
International Crime Scene Investigators Association (ICSIA)
 
International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA)
 
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
 
International Association for Identification (IAI)
 
 
All of Michael Neiger's searches, investigations, work products, and other services
are provided free of charge to victims, their families, and law enforcement agencies.

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Alexandria Foust, 19, and her twins, Cadillac, Michigan.
Click on photo for high-resolution imagery. Photo courtesy of the Foust Family.