UPDATE (March 11): Rockport Police Sgt. Jim Moore confirmed March 9 that there is nothing new to report with the search to locate Jared Paradee, since he was reported missing on Feb. 19, but there are still avenues law enforcement is pursuing and the investigation remains under way.
A Facebook page, representing a public group, “Find Jared Paradee” has been created with 428 members to date.
One of the group’s organizers said “the investigation is still going strong” in a post on the page March 2. Since Paradee was reported missing, family, friends and community volunteers have intensified the search, while working with law enforcement.
Volunteers are placing posters in a concentrated effort beyond the immediate Rockport area including Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Wiscasset and Portland. Posters are being placed in bus stations and numerous other public locations, according to the Facebook page.
Rockport Police remind anyone with information to contact the department through the Knox County Regional Communications Center at 207-594-0677.
The Rockport Police Department is actively investigating a Missing Persons complaint involving Jared Paradee.
Jared is 43 and was reported missing on February 23, 2022.
Jared’s last known location was 242 Commercial Street, Rockport.
According to friends, Jared was last seen Feb. 18. He was living at the Rockport Suites Motel near the old Market Basket in Rockport, but he is a well known community member in Rockland and could frequently be seen along Main street. Many locals may recognize him from his former jobs at Rock City Coffee Roasters and In Good Company.
Teisha Hufnagel, an acquaintance of Paradee, has been coordinating the search effort, and a Find Jared Paradee Facebook page has been set up, however, but people with information can also contact the Rockport Police Department through the Knox County dispatch at (207) 594-0677.
Jared is described as approximately 5 feet, nine inches tall and approximately 165 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Jared has a mullet style haircut.
Anyone with any information regarding Jared is requested to call the Knox County Regional Communications Center at 594-0677 to be connected with Rockport PD.
The most recent photo has been attached but it has been reported that Jared is clean shaven.
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