Missing Kansas man found dead in Utah ravine

Posted at 4:40 PM, Oct 19, 2013

UTAH – A man from Manhattan, Kansas who was reported missing in September was found dead in Utah Friday.

Utah Highway Patrol officials confirmed to FOX 13 News that the body of 54-year-old David Welch was found in Welch’s van at the bottom of a ravine along I-70, about 50 miles west of Green River.

Welch was reported as missing on Sept. 3.

UHP officials said the van appears to have ended up in the ravine after an accident, and they said it doesn’t appear that drugs, alcohol or anything suspicious were factors. Officials said it appears the accident happened shortly after the man was reported missing in September. They said the van wasn’t visible from the road.