Search for missing ‘despondent’ man in Southwick has ended, police chief says

Hampden County

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – The search for a missing “despondent” man in the College Highway area of Southwick has ended, police announced late Friday afternoon. 

Southwick Police Chief Kevin Bishop said no further information about the search for 56-year-old Jeffrey Bober is being provided.

The search for Bober began on Thursday in the area of 249 College Highway, after police received reports of a despondent man walking towards the woods around 3:30 p.m.  Chief Bishop described Bober as a white man, about 6-foot-tall with blonde hair, and a full beard. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a light-colored dirty shirt. 

The Southwick Fire Department, Longmeadow Police and State Police Airwing assisted Southwick Police with the search that went on until 9:30 p.m. Police were unable to locate Bober Thursday night and suspended the search, which resumed Friday morning. 

Over 40 State Police troopers, several K-9 teams, mounted horse patrols, a helicopter and State Police S.E.R.T. team assisted with Friday’s search.  

Chief Bishop announced the end of the search shortly after 4:30 p.m. 

Read More: Southwick Police to continue search for missing man Friday

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