Search underway for missing Garrison man

Police say they have started a search for a man who was last seen more than a month ago.

According to Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police, a search began Friday for 30-year-old Matthew James Chapel, Jr., of Garrison.

Officials say they were notified of Chapel’s disappearance on May 19, and after interviewing witnesses, say Chapel went missing on April 11.

Chapel was last seen leaving a home on Migizi Drive in Vineland on foot.

According to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Chapel was wearing a grey zip up hoodie and white Calvin Klein t-shirt, blue jeans with black sweatpants underneath them, and grey Adidas tennis shoes with black writing.

He is described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs 185 pounds.

So far, a search by foot, ATVs and drones has been done by multiple agencies, including the Mille Lacs Band DNR, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information about Chapel’s disappearance, or know where he may be, is asked to contact the Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police at 320-532-3430.

A reward of $3,000 is being offered by family and friends for information which helps to successfully find Chapel.