Chance Englebert

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Chance Englebert
Chance Englebert
Chance Englebert
Chance Englebert
Chance Englebert

Missing Persons Details

Missing Adults

Chance Englebert

Missing from
Gering, Nebraska - USA
  United States of America
Case Entered
  March 05, 2024
Current Classification
  Unknown Missing
Source of Record
Last Updated
   March 05, 2024
Verification Status

Physical Description

Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
Hair Color
  Light Brown
Eye Color
  5' 9"
  Last Seen Wearing
Chance was wearing a short sleeved, Wrangler brand, button up shirt, Wrangler blue jeans, a belt with an NRCA buckle, Roper boots, and a black and white ball cap. 
  Distinct Features
None Indicated
  Medical Alert
None Indicated

Details of Disappearance

Chance Englebert was last seen by family or friends on July 06, 2019.

Chance, his wife Baylee, and their 3-month-old son Banks went to Gering, Nebraska to see Baylee's family over the 4th of July weekend. The week prior Chance was part of a 600 person lay-off from the coal mine he worked for close to his home in Wyoming. He quickly found work at a local propane company and was set to start the following Monday after the holiday weekend, On July 6th, Chance, his father-in-law Scott, and brother-in-law Kyler, went golfing in Bayard, NE. After finishing up golfing, the trio went to the golf course patio to have a drink and chat with the local patrons and employees they knew.

Allegedly, Chance called his wife, upset over a comment made about his new job from one of her family members. He wanted to be picked up and for her to take him home, to Moorcroft, Wyoming. She then came and picked Chance up, driving back to her grandparents' home in Gering. Chance was allegedly arguing with Baylee on this drive, and that when they arrived at the grandparents house Chance took off walking. Baylee initially wasn't concerned, Chance would often take a walk to cool off when he would get upset.

About 15 minutes after Baylee says he walked away, Chance called his friend, and best man, Matt Miller. He asked Matt of he would be able to come and get him and that he was walking to Torrington. Matt had been drinking and was 4 hours away in Gillette, WY, but told Chance he would call a few people and see if he could find him a ride.

Chance then after speaks to his wife, telling her he is walking to Kimball. It is unclear if he meant the road in the area or the town in the opposite direction as Torrington. Chance was seen passing a Dominos, heading North. He is captured on surveillance footage walking past Dooley Oil, and a few moments later turning down Stable Club Road on a camera for Overhead Door Company. Less than an hour later was the last time anyone hears from Chance.

His aunt received a mess of letters and and emoji in a text from Chance right after 9pm. She said it is odd because he never used emojis. His phone last pinged by WTT Truck Stop in Scottsbluff, NE. Between 9pm and 10pm the weather turns for the worst and a thunderstorm that caused flooding of the North Platte River and other bodies of water, rolls in. Baylee's grandfather allegedly went out driving looking for Chance that night but had no luck finding him. The next morning when he hadn't returned to the grandparents, Baylee filed the missing persons report with Gering Police Department. Her father and multiple others went out searching for Chance.

According to Chief George Holthus, over 147 people participated in ground searches, 2,400 acres of land was searched, and 18 different agencies. The Nebraska State Police and Air Link both covered a combined 380 miles of air-searches, and K9's were used to search around 10 different local lakes, ponds and the river. The Central Gering Canal was also drained.

Reward Offered

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Chance Englebert, you are encouraged to contact the Gering Police Department at (308) 436-5089, ask for Brian Eads . Be sure to have the case number GPD-P1900880 available as you will need it.

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