Search for missing Moses Lake man after dog found

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EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) -- The Grant County sheriff's office says deputies resumed the search Monday for a missing Moses Lake man whose dog was found dead in Potholes Reservoir.

Melting ice now allows deputies to use their remote-controlled underwater search robot.

A friend of 64-year-old Dan Toya was walking along Samson's Beach on Sunday when he saw the body of the golden retriever in the water. A microchip scan confirmed in was Toya's dog, Molly.

Toya has been missing since Dec. 23 after taking his dog to a veterinarian. Officials believe he was taking Molly for a walk at Samson's Beach when he disappeared. Air, ground and water searches at the time were unsuccessful.