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Five year anniversary of Peter Achermann

Peter Achermann disappeared nearly five years ago on July 24, 2009. He was last seen on Warner Road by the Crow Wing River Bridge.

It will be almost five years since Staples resident Peter Achermann disappeared, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported.

The investigation into Achermann's disappearance continues and the reward for information has been extended. On July 24, 2009, Achermann left his residence to run errands and was last seen on Warner Road, by the Crow Wing River Bridge between noon and 1 p.m. His vehicle, described as a light blue 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon, was located off County Road 32, at the end of a minimum maintenance road on July 25. Despite extensive searches of the area, no trace of Achermann has been found.

Burch said that the sheriff's office is working closely with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and is committed to solving the disappearance. While several leads have been followed up on, there hasn't been anything substantial to help solve the disappearance. Cass County Sheriff Office Investigators continue to follow up on leads and conduct interviews. The family thanks the volunteers and the community for their support. Franz Achermann said, "We are diligent about bringing Dad home and our work is not yet finished."

Anyone with information, tips or leads on Achermann's whereabouts is asked to contact the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 800-450-2677, 218-547-1424 or 911.

A reward of up to $20,000 has been posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the disappearance, if the disappearance is the result of foul play, it will be extended.