Carthage police say the search for a Carthage man, missing for seven months, has stalled for a lack of new leads.

Carthage police say the search for a Carthage man, missing for seven months, has stalled for a lack of new leads.
Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan said investigators are running out of clues to follow in the disappearance of Keith Allon Gilbert Jr., who has not been seen since November 2017.
Dagnan said his family didn't report him missing until last week because it was not unusual for him to disappear for a time, then show back up.
“Seven months is unusual, even for him, family members have told us,” Dagnan said. “We've heard a lot of rumors that he may be dead, but those are just rumors and we have no information to confirm that.”
Dagnan said investigators have talked to several family members who told them where Keith Gilbert has gone in the past when he disappeared and gave them leads to regular hangouts.
All those leads have been checked without success.
“We're still running down leads, but we're running out and we're almost at a standstill,” Dagnan said. “We put him on our Facebook and it got some attention, but no leads. No one has said they've seen him recently.”
The Carthage Press shared the information on its Facebook and the post was shared 53 times and seen by 4,775 people over the weekend, but there were no comments on the post.
“It's kind of weird,” Dagnan said. “Usually we get someone who says I saw him here or I saw him at Walmart. We've gotten nothing with this case.”
Gilbert does have a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear in court on a felony charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
He was released on $25,000 bond and arraigned in October and released with orders that he have no contact with anyone under 17 unless authorized by a family support team.
He failed to appear for a hearing on Nov. 1, 2017, and the warrant was issued for failure to appear, but nothing has happened since.
“It's very unusual for someone with warrants to go seven months with no contact with law enforcement,” Dagnan said. “We need the public's help on this. If anyone has seen him recently or has any information about where he is, we need them to contact police.”
The department's phone number is 417-237-7200.