UPDATE: The search for a missing Sacramento man in Annadel State Park was suspended Thursday afternoon, a Sonoma police lieutenant said.
Between 250 and 300 professional searchers on foot, horses, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and with dog teams participated in the six-day search for 34-year-old Jason Kyles, who was last seen in the park on Saturday, police Lt. Brett Sackett said.
EARLIER STORY, Feb. 7
The search for a Fair Oaks man missing in Annadel State Park since Saturday has been scaled back, a Sonoma police lieutenant said Thursday afternoon.
Jason Kyles abandoned his Ford pickup around 9 a.m. Saturday after he drove through a gate onto private property and had a brief conversation with a woman who lived there, Lt. Brett Sackett said.
The 34-year-old was last seen by a hiker, naked and chanting on Saturday, Sackett said.
Search and rescue teams from Sonoma, Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa counties searched the park east of Santa Rosa until early Sunday morning.
Kyles' family and a Sonoma County search and rescue team were still searching Thursday, Sackett said. The family provided Patch with a photo of Kyle.
Kyles' mother told authorities her son stopped taking his medical marijuana, Sackett said. The family said he is despondent, and in a note said he was heading to New York to visit his family, Sackett said.
Footprints and a handprint found Tuesday in an area of the park that leads to the Oakmont retirement community indicated Kyles might have been heading toward homes in that area.
Searchers combed the complex but found no trace of the missing man, Sackett said.
Searchers Thursday focused on the areas of Lake Ilsanjo and the Warren Richardson and Canyon trails, he said.
Kyles is 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes and was wearing a T-shirt, blue jeans, black and orange shoes and a heavy, tan canvas jacket.
Anyone with information about him is asked to call the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office at (707) 565-2650.
By Bay City News Service, Julie Pendray and Justin Cox (Fair Oaks-Carmichael Patch).