Springdale police using drones at Lake Fayetteville to search for missing man


5:15 p.m. UPDATE: Search efforts for today have concluded with no current sign of Elmer.

UPDATE: Local Law Enforcement and Washington County Emergency Personnel ask that citizens stay clear of Veterans Park and Lake Fayetteville on Saturday while they conduct search and rescue efforts.

The crews will be using very sensitive equipment that can be disrupted by boat traffic.

Fayetteville Police Department will update the below post when search efforts have concluded for the day.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFTA) — The Springdale Police Department is searching for a missing man.

Robert Jeff Elmer, 61, went missing on February 11.

Lt. Jeff Taylor with the Springdale Police Department says his father last saw him on Monday (Feb. 10), and had dinner with him.

Elmer’s vehicle was located Wednesday at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Fayetteville.

There is no indication that foul play is involved, Taylor says.

On Thursday, police used drones to search the Lake Fayetteville area.

Friends and coworkers believe his disappearance is uncharacteristic of him.

Elmer is 5’11” and weighs 184 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information, contact the Springdale Police Department at 479-751-4542.

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