Missing Summit County man’s body found after dog returns home alone

Posted at 9:49 PM, Sep 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 09:29:18-04

COALVILLE, Utah – A family is grieving after Summit County search and rescue teams found a man’s body in a pasture, nearly a day after he went missing.

Allen Broberg, 44, went for a walk with his dog Wednesday at about 5 p.m.

Deputies say, he called his parents at around 1 a.m. Thursday to tell them he would be home soon.

Later Allen’s dog returned home without its owner.

His family searched for Allen Thursday and then reported him missing to authorities at 7 p.m.

Summit County search and rescue and the Department of Public Safety helicopter searched for Allen Thursday night.

Sgt. Justin Hemingway said, “Just after midnight, search and rescue crews with the use of K9 found the gentlemen deceased in the pasture.”

Deputies said the cause of death is undetermined right now but mentioned he was not dressed properly for the cold temperatures overnight.

Authorities said Broberg’s family said had a known medical condition and was drinking the last time they saw him.