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Hundreds of people help search for missing Lawrence County man

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Evidence possibly related to the case of a missing 19-year-old man in New Castle was found Tuesday night after a crowd gathered outside a home that authorities searched, police told Channel 11’s news partner WFMJ-TV.

Amari Wise was reported missing June 6 by his family, and police have asked for the public’s assistance finding him.

New Castle police Chief Robert Salem told WFMJ-TV multiple rumors about the case have been circulating.

On Tuesday night, a large crowd came together near a home on Adams Street demanding answers about what happened to Wise as police officers stood in front of the house.

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Evidence was found after the homeowner allowed police onto the property, Salem told WFMJ-TV.

Detectives served at least three warrants at the home -- for the garage, the house and the trash, according to investigators.

What’s the connection to the home? Police said Wise hung out with one of the people who stays there, and they are reinvestigating the relationship.

Channel 11 was out with volunteers on Wednesday morning as they continued the search for Wise. Police said criminal investigators are on the case, and they are worried about his welfare.

Wise is described as a thin black man who is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a white heart in the middle and white or beige pants.

Anyone with information about Wise’s whereabouts is asked to contact the New Castle City Police Department at 724-656-3588 or leave tips at