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TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS >> The Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan) announces the publication of Jon Billman's The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's Wildlands. One chapter in this 320-page hardcover focuses on Team MibSAR, and another examines MibSAR's hunt for Michael Linklater, a Cree trapper who vanished from a remote Arctic Ocean bush camp in 2003. Published by New York's Grand Central Publishing, it should be available in local bookstores and on Amazon on July 7.
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS >> Earlier this year, Team MibSAR completed several hours of on-camera interviews with investigative journalists from the Gannett Co. — a U.S. and U.K.-based media company whose journalists have racked-up 93 PULITZER PRIZES — regarding MibSAR’s years-long investigation into alleged police corruption, including allegations of murder, clandestine burial, human trafficking, prostitution, and rape. Look for the series to be released later this year, or early in 2021, perhaps on NetFlix and a major TV network.
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS >> A new book, THE COLD VANISH: SEEKING THE MISSING IN NORTH AMERICA'S WILDLANDS, by Jon Billman, takes an "in-depth look at people who vanish in the wilderness without a trace and those eccentric, determined characters who try to find them. These are the stories that defy conventional logic. The proverbial vanished without a trace incidences, which happen a lot more (and a lot closer to your backyard) than almost anyone thinks. These are the missing whose situations are the hardest on loved ones left behind. The cases that are an embarrassment for park superintendents, rangers and law enforcement charged with Search & Rescue. The ones that baffle the volunteers who comb the mountains, woods and badlands....Someone will vanish in the wild tomorrow. These are the people who will go looking..." One chapter of this 320-page hardcover focuses on Team MibSAR, and another examines MibSAR's hunt for Michael Linklater, a Cree trapper who vanished from a remote Arctic Ocean bush camp in 2003. Published by New York's Grand Central Publishing, look for it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble by July 7, 2020
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS "Winter survival tactics class to be held" -- Mining Journal, Marquette, Michigan, January 30, 2020
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS "Winter Survival Tactics Class teaches winter enthusiasts about outdoor safety, emergency gear, and more" -- ABC 10 Up, January 27, 2020
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS "Marquette County Sheriff hosts free Winter Survival Class on Saturday, Feb. 1" -- TV 6, January 27, 2020
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS (London, England): In October 2019, an award-winning London production company flew to Michigan to film Team MibSAR for a 1-hour documentary on one of its signature investigations: the 2014-2017 1st-degree murder & dismemberment of Chris Regan by a serial killer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. MibSAR was just notified by the producer that the documentary is currently airing in the UK by A+E’s Crime & Investigation Channel as part of "A Killer’s Mistake" crime series. The true crime series will be shown in America later this year, according to the producer. -- January 25, 2020
2019TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS: Ada Quintal Investigation (Benzie County • Honor, Michigan) MLive Media Group (Grand Rapids, Michigan) -- December 26, 2019
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS: (London, England) Team MibSAR recently completed several hours of interviews with a UK film production company for a 1-hour documentary on one of MibSAR’s signature investigations: the 2014-2017 1st-degree murder and dismemberment of Chris Regan by a serial killer in Michigan’s Iron County. With over 20 years of creative production experience -- including for the BBC -- this award-winning London, England-based production company is producing a TV series on female killers. According to the show's Director, the Regan Case is by far the most intriguing of the 40 murders already profiled for the show. Watch for it on Quest Red, Netflix, Foxtel, etc.
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS: Matt Acker, a former member of Team MibSAR's Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG), takes first place in the 12,000-foot-climb, 100-mile-long, Marji Gesick, which GearJunkie.com says may be the most difficult single-day "mountain bike race in America, if not the world."
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS: MibSAR's Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) was recently filmed for a one-hour documentary on two of its signature investigations by a southeastern Michigan film production crew.
TEAM MibSAR IN THE NEWS Team MibSAR is working with a UK film production company on a documentary of one of its signature investigations: assisting Chief Laura Frizzo of Iron River PD (Michigan) with the 2014 - 2017 Chris Regan first-degree murder and dismemberment investigation, and subsequent 2-week trial of serial killer Kelly Cochran. Convicted first of murdering Chris -- and then her husband -- Cochran may have killed as many as 9 other men across the Midwest. With over 20 years of creative production experience -- including shows for the BBC -- this award-winning London-based production company will begin filming this fall. Part of a female-killer series, watch for it on Quest Red, Netflix, Foxtel, etc. -- September 4, 2019
Team MibSAR in the News: MibSAR UPEC Presentation 'Beauty and Danger Found in North' in Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan), April 1, 2019
Team MibSAR in the News: Book published by New York Times best-selling author chronicles the Kelly Cochran serial-killer case, and Team MibSAR's roll in the investigation, one of Team MibSAR's signature cases, March 2019
Team MibSAR in the News: Team MibSAR participated in two-days of filming and interviewing by an investigative photo/video journalist with the Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) for an upcoming feature about Team MibSAR's investigation of long-term missing persons cases and cold case homicides in Michigan, August, 2018
Team MibSAR in the News: Penguin Random House book on Cochran serial-killer case
Team MibSAR in the News: WJMN-TV 3 CBS April 18, 2018
Team MibSAR in the news: MibSAR sponsors Missing in Michigan 2018
Wow, Michael, thank you SO MUCH! Your donation means so much to us [Missing In Michigan] and our VIPs. Thank you, sincerely.
AWESOME! ... So appreciative [of MibSAR's support of Michigan In Michigan's 2018 program to fingerprint and photograph Vulnerable and Impaired Persons (VIP’s)]!
MibSAR in the News: 01-13-18 Cadillac News (Cadillac, Michigan)
MibSAR in the News: Detroit Free Press, November 28, 2017
MibSAR in the News: Warner Bros. Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen’s one-hour TV special detailing the multi-year investigation of the serial killers responsible for the murder and dismemberment of Chris Regan in Michigan‘s Iron County by Chief Laura Frizzo, Team MibSAR, the FBI, MSP, US Marshalls Service, and many others uploaded to Net as a 5-part miniseries: Graphic, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 November 15, 2017
MibSAR in the News: Mining Journal (Marquette, Michigan) October 25, 2017
MibSAR in the News: NBC's Oxygen TV Channel October 16, 2017
MibSAR in the News: Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) October 11, 2017
MibSAR in the News: The ‘Northern Divide,’ a film directed by Chris Ozminski documenting one of MibSAR’s annual Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) arctic cold-weather training expeditions -- The 2014 9-day Oba River Expedition -- will premiere at the Fresh Coast Film Festival in Marquette, Michigan on October 19-22, 2017.
It isn't very often that there's a quick and happy resolution to a missing person case. It's good we have Michael Neiger and Team MibSAR!
MibSAR in the News: MibSAR just wrapped up two days of interviews and filming with investigative reporter Ana Garcia and her film, sound, lighting, and makeup crew that was documenting Chief Laura Frizzo’s successful investigation of the 2014 murder and dismemberment of Chris Regan in Michigan‘s Iron County. Before the case was over this spring, one of Chris’ serial killers was murdered to silence him, and the other was convicted of first-degree murder and dismemberment. The one-hour special -- to be produced by Emmy Award Winning Jen Antonelli, a Burbank, California senior producer with Warner Bros.’ Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen -- is scheduled to air this fall. The case was a textbook example of collaboration between an NGO like MibSAR and Iron River PD, Hobart Indiana PD, MSP, FBI, US Marshals, DNR, Iron Co Deputies, K-9 One SAR, & a host of other agencies. August 2017
MibSAR in the News: Moore Case
MibSAR in the News: Granroth case
Thanks so much for your time and generosity with photos and advice!
MibSAR in the News: Today I had a chance to speak with the founder and leader of Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR), Michael Neiger [in an interview for the book Cold: From the Inside, detailing the investigation into the 2014 1st-degree murder and dismemberment of Chris Regan in Iron River, Michigan). With 26 years in the Michigan State Police, Michael helped not only in finding evidence (and helped Chief Frizzo know what to look for, which led to finding Chris Regan's remains), but his computer extraction skills provided evidence used to provide proof of premeditation in Regan's murder. Additionally, he has provided photos and documents which will help you, when reading the book, visualize the areas described more completely. His photographs of the search and search areas are fantastic and will virtually put you in the middle of the investigation.
Thanks Michael Neiger and Laura Frizzo for participating in this [WJMN] special report. Your hard work on this case helped bring justice to the family of Chris Regan, Sr.
Thank you so much for all of your help! It's too bad the special is only a half an hour long...
MibSAR in the News: April 2017 Outside Magazine "How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace," by Jon Billman
MibSAR in the News: January 7, 2017 The Daily Mining Gazette (Houghton, Michigan)
MibSAR in the News: The Daily Mining Gazette (Houghton, Michigan), December 16, 2016
MibSAR in the News: ABC 10, December 12, 2016
MibSAR in the News: ABC 10, December 7, 2016
MibSAR in the News: ABC 10, December 5, 2016
MibSAR in the News: Daily Mining Gazette, November 28, 2016
MibSAR in the News: TV 6, November 26, 2016
MibSAR in the News: TV 6, November 23, 2016
MibSAR in the News: ABC 10, November 22, 2016
MibSAR in the News: Mining Journal, November 22, 2016
MibSAR in the New: ABC 10, November 21, 2016
MibSAR in the News: TV 6, November 21, 2016
MibSAR in the news -- TV -6, October 26, 2016
Team MibSAR in the news: Regan Case -- Iron Mountain Reporter (Iron River, Michigan) August 21, 2016
Team MibSAR in the news: Taylor Case -- Iron Mountain Daly News (Iron Mountain, Michigan) August 23, 2016
MibSAR in the news, 18-month investigation results in homicide suspect arrest -- Iron County Reporter (Iron River, Michigan), May 4, 2014
MibSAR in the news, MibSAR's February 2015 Arctic Ocean Expedition featured in "Arctic Isolation" article -- Endurance News April 2016
Team MibSAR in the article -- Temiskaming Speaker (Temiskaming, Ontario, Canada) June 3, 2015
People who say it cannot be done,
Contact Michael Neiger via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org