Seven canine teams join in search for two missing persons

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — Teams from Colorado Forensic Canines as well as Tri-State Canines are planning a four-day search for two long missing persons in Pennington County.

Seven total teams from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming arrived Friday, May 15 and will search from Saturday through Tuesday for Larry Genzlinger and Serenity Dennard. Other teams involved in the searches are Pennington County Search and Rescue and the Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department.

Larry Genzlinger, 66, of Howard, SD, was last seen on October 1, 2019, while elk hunting with his nephew in the area of Sawmill Draw, Six Mile and Ditch Creek Roads. He is described as a 5’9” tall Caucasian male who weighs about 250 pounds. He has brown eyes with grey hair and a grey beard. He was wearing a camouflage jacket and pants as well as a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation baseball camp.

Due to the continued snow cover in the higher elevations, the search for Genzlinger stopped in October and resumed in May when the snow melted. The search for Serenity has continued since she went missing.

Serenity Dennard, 9, of Sturgis, SD, was last seen on February 3, 2019, near the Black Hills Children’s Home in Rockerville. Dennard is described as a Caucasian female, that stands around 4’7” tall and weighs 90 pounds. She has blue eyes with shoulder length dark blonde hair and was last seen wearing a long sleeved grey shirt with flowers, blue jeans and snow boots.

Anyone with information should contact the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 605-394-2151.

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