Searchers have discontinued search near Mission Ridge for missing Wenatchee man


The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office suspended its search over the weekend for a Wenatchee man who went missing last week near Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort.

Pedro Brito, who his family says may be suffering from a brain injury, was last seen May 9 in the Mission Ridge parking lot, where his car was found.

Capt. Jason Reinfeld of the Chelan County Sheriff’s office said Chelan County Search and Rescue made an extensive effort to locate Brito last week.

“We had teams of ground searchers, K9s, a helicopter, a drone with thermal (imaging) and detectives following up on any leads and tips,” Reinfeld said. “We’ve exhausted all our leads and tips from up in that area.”

He said the department continues to follow up on any tips it receives about Brito and detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about the missing man is asked to call the RiverCom non-emergency number at 663-9911.

His family advises people to notify authorities and not approach Brito if they see him.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a camo long-sleeve shirt, black sweat pants and white slip-on shoes and also had a black coat.