Samuel Grider is a retired U.S. Army Veteran who also worked for 20 years as a member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Volunteer Crime Prevention Posse. Samuel Grider was last possibly seen Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Calvary Chapel in in Casa Grande, Arizona. Authorities have discounted the claim that he was last seen at church and say it may have been about 3 weeks since he was last seen or heard from.
Search efforts have been focused on the remote desert in Casa Grande since the vehicle that Samel Grider owned and was likely to be traveling in was located near Bullard Avenue and Komatke Road northeast of the Sonoran Desert National Monument on October 1, 2014. The truck, a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 was found on the bank of a wash and contained mud and dirt indicating that Samuel Grider or some other driver of the vehicle drove through a significant amount of water. Authorities believe Samuel Grider was taking a shortcut from Arizona 238 to his home in Buckeye on a dirt road. The intersection of Bullard Avenue and Komatke Road is 25 miles from Maricopa, but 51 minutes by car, according to Google Maps.
Samuel Grider was 71 years old when he disappeared in 2014. Samuel stood 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 195 pounds. Samuel Grider had recently had hip-replacement surgery and bears the scars from the surgery. Samuel Grider was driving a tan in color 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup truck.
If you have information about the whereabouts of Samuel Grider, contact the Maricopa County sheriffs Office at 602-876-1011.