Police continue their search for a missing Williston man last seen on September 26th.
Now the Williston Police Department is hoping someone from the community can provide new information in the case to focus law enforcement efforts.
“It’s a good question but I don’t know how to put in words. That’s literally-I don’t know how to put in words,” said Michelle Hartman, mother of Nathan.
It’s an indescribable feeling when a loved one goes missing.
Michele Hartman’s 24-year-old son disappeared two and a half weeks ago.
Gone without a trace.
Hartman describes her son as a family man and a man of faith.
Just days before he went missing, he purchased these fall decorations for her.
‘We have exhausted ourselves in trying to retrace his footsteps, try to think like him, try to do everything we can, try to search every building that I could,” Michelle said.
Nathan had battled depression in the past but recently relocated to Williston to be close to family and was looking for work in the area.
On the day of his disappearance, Nathan’s mother returned home to find his wallet, cell phone, and a ring she gave her son were left behind.
Now she holds onto that ring and to faith that her missing son will be found.
‘”You wait for him to come down the sidewalk. Your mind can’t grasp that he could be gone for good. So you search, you hope, you have every emotion going on,” she said.
Ground, water, and helicopter searches of the area northwest of Williston where Nathan was known to go jogging have produced few leads.
“The case is still fairly new. We still have hopes that we can locate Mr. Hartman,” said David Peterson, Lieutenant Detective, Williston Police Department.
Michele Hartman also keeps a glimmer of hope burning that her son will soon return home safe and sound.
A GoFundMe account called the Nathan Hartman Rescue Fund has been set up to support the Hartman family during their search efforts.