The search continues tonight for a missing la crosse
Today police are asking for your help in the search.
23 year old Shalim Shah-leem Augustine disappeared
two days ago.
after spending time out on the river with friends.
Their boat docked at the landing behind the Powerhouse
Marine on Logan Street in La Crosse.
Augustine walked away from the group.
and hasn't been seen since.
Family and friends became concerned when he didn't
make it home tuesday night.
or to work at Huck Finn's the next day.
Augustine was reported missing to police at six last
The search for Augustine continued into the night
News 8's Mark McPherson talked to friends and family.
he joins us live in our newsroom with the latest.
It's been a long two days for Augustine's friends
A co-worker from Huck Finn's says they were up all
night searching for Shalim.
Search crews were out again today.
and into the night.
The were searching in and around copeland park.
and handing out flyers to people nearby.
Augustine's car is still in the Huck Finn's parking
and was searched by police today.
Officers are also tracking his cell phone to see if
any calls or messages might lead them to shalim.
And they brought in K-9 Units.
the briefly picked up a scent.
The K9's were able to track him from the parking lot
where he was last seen, into Copeland Park down around
the Logger's field area, at this point we have not
been able to follow that scent any further than the
Logger field area.
The search dogs picking up a scent is the reason search
parties were concentrating on the copeland park area
Friends are organizing a search party tomorrow.
and they are asking for the public's help.
They are meeting at 10 a-m at Sloopy's Alma Mater
on the North Side.
There they will organize search parties.
Friends and family say this is very uncharacteristic
that's why police are calling his disappearance suspicious.
because it is so out of character.
This picture was taken the same day he went missing.
He is five foot nine.
145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
He was wearing this pink button up shirt.
tan cargo shorts.
and black sunglasses.
Police are looking for any information.
if you saw augustine.
where was he and who was he with.
You are urged to contact police at 785 59-62.