Eau Claire veteran missing, Green Alert issued

UPDATE: A Green Alert has officially been issued for Nicholas Wagener, 38, the missing man from Eau Claire.


Eau Claire (WQOW) – An Eau Claire man is missing, and his family, along with ECPD is looking for help finding him.

According to Eau Claire police, Nicholas Wagener, 38, was reported missing to police by his family on September 11.

According to a Facebook post from Wagener’s family, he was last seen on the north side of Eau Claire on September 5. He was wearing a black short sleeve shirt and camo pants. He may also be wearing a camo poncho.

The post goes on to say he was riding a bright green GT comfort bicycle and had a large backpack. He said he was going on his bike to go camping.

His family said he is very shy and quiet.

Wagener served as a member of the Army in Iraq from 2001-2005.

Because he is a veteran, a Green Alert is expected to be issued, according to police. A Green Alert is similar to a Silver Alert or Amber Alert in that it is a statewide alert sent out. The difference is a Green Alert is only for veterans.

Police said a detective has been assigned to the case, and Wagener has been entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing person.

If you have any information about where Wagener is, you can contact Eau Claire police at 715-839-4972 or Wagener’s dad Steve at 715-828-6412.

Clint Berge

Clint Berge

Clint Berge is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for Eau Claire's Own WQOW News 18. Report any website issues to him at cberge@wqow.com

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