Family fears the worst for missing man in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The holidays were not so cheerful for one family in Northeast Wisconsin. They fear the worst has happened to a missing loved one in Green Bay.

Ryan Riebe
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Ryan Riebe, 25, has been missing since December 22nd, the same night a person reportedly fell through the ice on the East River.

This week Ryan turns 26, but instead of celebrating his family plans to continue their search for him.

“He's his very own person, a lot going through his head, but he didn't want to go, he didn't want to go” said Shannon Boyer, Ryan’s sister.

Shannon said she is having a hard time coping.

Almost two weeks ago, on December 23rd, we reported a search was suspended for a person who possibly fell through the ice here on the East River in Green Bay.

“I didn't know anything about the person falling through the ice at that point then I got a message from his mother the next day, Christmas Eve, so I immediately got in the car and ran to Green Bay and looked at the homeless shelter and the bike was missing and they said he was missing since Friday morning,” said Terry Riebe, Ryan Riebe’s father.

Ryan was staying at a homeless shelter. Terry said although his son has fallen on tough times he always stays in touch, so today all he has is questions.

“Not knowing, it's just beyond description, I mean at least if you could have closure if you know what happened, but I'd like to say it to the witnesses if they can contact me I have some questions,” said Terry Riebe.

Police have a Missing Persons Report out for Ryan Riebe, but have not determined who fell through the ice on December 22nd and with little to no hope left, all Ryan's family wants is closure and for anyone who may have heard or seen something that night to come forward.