57°

Lake Country Weather

  • Log-in Edit profile
  • Register Logout

Advertisement

New leads on missing KM grad

Search headquarters set up at bar where Wilcox was last seen

Jan. 4, 2013

Family and friends of Kettle Moraine High School graduate Nick Wilcox, missing since New Year’s Day, gathered at Milwaukee’s Irish Rec Room on Thursday night. The bar, in the 1000 block of North Old World Third Street, was where Wilcox celebrated the new year and is the last place he is known to have been seen.
According to the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), Wilcox was last seen outside the bar between 1 and 2 a.m. Jan. 1. Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer said there has been no new information police are willing to release, but they are following up on several leads.
Rumors have circulated that Wilcox was spotted outside a Qdoba restaurant in Milwaukee’s downtown at about 3 a.m., but Stanmeyer said he could not confirm that information.
Nick WilcoxThe Irish Rec Room closed for several days after the incident and now serves as a headquarters for volunteers who have spent the past week circulating fliers and searching the Milwaukee riverfront.
Kelly Vecitis, a managing partner for the bar, said he had never experienced something like this.
“They are doing their best to follow what they know,” he said. “There has been a lot of support.”
Vecitis said last week that the bar would open again Friday, Jan. 4, but the search party would continue to meet on the second floor.
Anyone who would like to volunteer is welcome to come to the bar, Vecitis said, adding, “We will point them in the right direction.”
About 60 community members attended a prayer service at Grace Church in Delafield on Thursday night. The Rev. Mike Frans said the church received calls of support from people around the country.
“People from Virginia to Kansas to Tennessee said they were praying for the family,” Frans said.
Family members did not respond to requests seeking comment for this story.
“He was adventurous,” Frans said. “He went on a week hike with members of the youth group, up to Long’s Peak in Colorado.”
Frans said friends and family struggling during this crisis should remember the story of the Prodigal Son.
“God understands what it is like to have a son who is suffering,” Frans said. “A son that is missing.”
Nick Wilcox is blond-haired and blue-eyed, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Anyone with information about his disappearance is encouraged to call the MPD at (414) 935-7403.
 

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Community Watch

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

Lake Country Players present “The Diary of Anne Frank”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland. $13 - $18 (262) 367-4697, www.lakecountryplayhouse.net.

Cottonwood Wayside Nature and Education Center Grand Opening: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 4, Cottonwood Wayside Nature and Education Center, 901 Cottonwood Ave., Hartland. Features the new chimney which will be home to more than 1,000 displaced chimney swift birds. Event also includes face painting, nature scavenger hunt, games and more. Hot dogs, chips and soda will be available for purchase.

Indian Summer: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 3; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5, Ashippun Town Hall, Highway P and Highway O, Ashippun. Buckskinner encampment, tepee tours,wigwams, Native American drummers and dancers, Highlanders Voyageur Camp plus Revolutionary, Civil and Spanish-American War camps. Free admission. (920) 474-4619 http://www.ashipppun.com.

Dark Carnival: 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, Enterprise Building, 212 Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Formerly Haunted High, exhibit features more than 70 volunteers creating 50 specters and zombies plus special effects, lighting and sounds. $15, $23 fast pass. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 for kids 5-12 ($5) with lighted displays and treats along the way.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

All weekend happenings.