Family of missing Newport man holding onto hope

Family of missing Newport man holding...

NEWPORT, Wash. - Family of the Newport man missing since last week are holding onto hope 50-year-old Marty Lang will be found soon.

Lang was last heard from on Friday while he was at the Department of Motor Vehicle.  When Lang didn't show up to work on Monday or drop of his beloved Chihuahua dogs with his girlfriend, friends and family started to worry.

A friend stopped by to check on Lang and discovered a locked gate and a thermos and cooler near his truck.  The friend also noticed one of two dogs missing.

The Pend Oreille Sheriff's Department searched for Lang on Monday and Wednesday on a mountain near his home.

"And they covered this whole terrain and when they didn't find a single scent whatsoever that was kind of a shot to the gut," said Thomas Lang, Marty Lang's son.

On Sunday, a grade operator spotted what he thought was Lang's dog about a mile and a half from his home.

Search and rescue crews focused their efforts in that specific area Wednesday.

"My dad is the toughest man that you'll ever shake hands with. And you just don't do that for family, you don't give up hope," said Lang.

Investigators will be interviewing neighbors, friends and new acquaintances to find clues into Lang's disappearance.

If you have any information about Lang's whereabouts call the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-669-3407.