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Missing teacher's van found in Douglasville park

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga -- After seven days there is a development in the search for a missing Douglas County High School Teacher. Larry Bolen's van has been found.

The 1992 Oldsmobile Silhouette was found by a security guard in Hunter Memorial Park in Douglasville on Gurley Road. Douglas County Sheriff investigators believe the van has been in the park since the day he was last seen by his family.

We processed the van, we've looked through it, and there
s nothing to indicate any foul play or anything,
said Lt. Glenn Daniel. But after an exhaustive search of the park, Larry Bolen is still missing.

Douglas County enlisted the help of Alpha Team K9 Search and Rescue, a not for profit group, who used cadaver dogs to search the 83 acre park. About 20 percent of the park is wooded area.

Bolen, a Brit-Lit teacher at Alexander High School in Douglasville, is scheduled to retire from teaching in one week when school ends. He was last seen at his Dorsett Shoals Road home last Friday night, where he lives with his 24-year-old son.

In what is probably good news for his family, the cadaver dogs didn't find anything after the thorough search that ended at sunset. Lt. Daniel explained what happens next.
Just searching and keep on investigating and see what we can find because the family is very concerned,
he said.
We're looking for him and we're very concerned. You know now that we found the van that gives us a starting point.

Following the search, Douglas County Investigators were convinced Larry Bolen was not in the park.

John Bolen, the teacher's son, said he had no idea why his father would have come park. He said his younger brother used to play ball there, but that was years ago.

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