krk22 wrote:He was arrested somewhere in utah. That gives me no help in tracking down the correct stake pres or even a reasonably good fit. I know for a fact he was back in our area for a time but I have no idea exactly his whereabouts right now. (I presume it is back in Utah but I understand this person was on the run for a time after his arrest).
I would guess you know the town where he was arrested? If so you can contact the Sheriffs office, the prosecutors office, or the court and maybe find out what prison or jail he is in. These records are usually public records.
krk22 wrote:Plus, is your advice handbook directed or your own advice?
The handbook says to get the record to the ward that can best serve the persons needs. The advice I gave was to give you some ideas on how to find that ward.
You may also want to include the ward council on this matter, it just might surprise you what they might know.
krk22 wrote:I do like the idea of sending a message through MLS to CHQ (I never knew about that feature).
I did that when we had a record returned from the unknown file with no address. The sent me the Name of the Bishop and the Wards name where the persons adult child's record was.
krk22 wrote:Checking with the neighbors is likely not going to produce any additional knowledge. I will know more about the situation than they would.
You not go to the neighbor for additional information just information about what jail or prison the person maybe in. Also the current resident in the house he lived in may have some information.
I would suggest you also follow the steps in the, First Presidency letter, 29 October 2012: Finding Lost Members. You can find it in the Official Communications library.