Police searching for Metairie man missing in Bonnet Carre Spillway

Updated: Aug. 14, 2018 at 9:15 PM CDT
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ST. CHARLES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Metairie man last believed to have been in the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Clarence Schlamp was reported missing in Jefferson Parish by his girlfriend on Aug. 11 after she was unable to reach him by telephone. Today, (Aug. 14) Schlamp's gold Toyota Tacoma truck was located near a campsite in the Bonnet Carre Spillway with a note stating that he was in the area and would return soon.

Schlamp was last heard from on Aug. It is believed that Schlamp was camping alone in the Spillway and may have gone hiking or swimming in the area.

Search teams from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office are actively searching for Schlamp using foot patrols, all-terrain vehicles, boats, trucks and drones.

Schlamp is a 61-year-old white male with green eyes and gray hair. He's approximately 5'10" tall and 135 lbs. He lives on Quincy Street in Metairie.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Clarence Schlamp is urged to contact Detective Steven Mahan of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office at (985)783-1135 or (985)783-6807.

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