Family and friends of a missing Belvidere man aren’t giving up on finding him. On Tuesday, a whole group set out to search neighborhoods and post flyers near where Kyle Rogers was last seen.
“If Kyle were to hear something like this, he wouldn’t believe this many people would come to [find] him,” said Kyle Roger’s Brother, Steven Rogers. Five days after he was last seen, the Belvidere community comes together in hopes of finding missing Kyle Rogers, 23.
“I’m going to pass out every last flyer that I can,” said Rogers. Over a dozen people joined in that mission and hung flyers throughout Belvidere neighborhoods. 2,000 of those flyers were donated by local businesses to help pin Kyle Rogers’ face all over the city. “These are people coming to help us,” said Rogers. “These are people willing to take time out of their day out of their personal lives to help a stranger.”
Kyle was in the salvation army parking lot heading towards ‘Dari-Ripple,’ A Niko’s Cabin bartender says he sat down for one beer at the bar on Buchanan Street last Thursday. She says he was quiet and left shortly afterward. The community involvement in the search for Kyle gives his family a wave of hope.
“That’s The Rogers. We won’t give up,” said Rogers. “I know he’s not giving up, wherever he is. Whatever it is. I know he’s not going to give up.”
And a message to kyle himself.
“You are in our minds, our memories, our thoughts,” said Rogers. “Youre in our hearts, were not going to stop. Were going to do anything we can to get you back.”