Authorities: Police focus on building that once housed motorcycle club in connection with Stillwater man's disappearance
May 01, 2019 07:13 PM
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help regarding the disappearance of a 42-year-old Stillwater man.
Michael Ahern was reported missing in early January by his friends. Authorities are calling the case suspicious.
NewsChannel 13 obtained photos and video of New York State Police as well as the sheriff's office at a warehouse on Brickyard Road over several days in both March and April. Investigators can be seen dressed in hazmat suits on the scene.
Sources in March said investigators left with a garbage bag, after sifting through ashes in that building – and that as a search warrant was being executed on the property, a fire started inside the building in question. Police were there for several days in March and even secured the property overnight. They returned in the middle of April, this time with drones. They were gone by the second day.
The property is listed as Ahern's Mechanicville mailing address.
The building was used as the "clubhouse" of the now defunct Rolling Pride Motorcycle Club, which Ahern was a member of. Investigators say his cars and dog were located there as well.
Authorities say Ahern wasn't depressed or known to have any reason to leave the area without telling family.
Call the sheriff's office if you have any information on Ahern's whereabouts.
NewsChannel 13's Jill Konopka is following this story. We will have updates on WNYT.com and our later newscasts.
We’ve now confirmed with authorities that investigation has to do with the disappearance of this man, and that location was a “motorcycle club,” @WNYT More details to come as we get them. pic.twitter.com/8bV4s8v8WX— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) May 1, 2019
Authorities also told us the investigation had nothing to do with the property owner, who was renting out the building police were focusing on over the past month plus, @WNYT— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) May 1, 2019
Jill Konopka & WNYT Staff
Updated: May 01, 2019 07:13 PM
Created: May 01, 2019 11:39 AM
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