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Missing man found dead in Carbon County

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Posted at 11:16 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 17:19:57-04

UPDATE: Brown was found dead by search and rescue crews, Carbon County officials announced Thursday. An investigation is underway. Original story continues below.

CARBON COUNTY, Utah — Authorities in Carbon County are searching for a missing man after his vehicle was found abandoned last week.

Donald Brown, 68, was traveling from Denver to Las Vegas on Thursday, but hadn't been heard from since that afternoon.

On Friday, hunters found his vehicle abandoned near the base of Sam's Canyon near Whitmore Park Road.

He was not found in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle.

Carbon County Search and Rescue is looking for him in the surrounding area. Anyone who has seen him is asked to call Price Dispatch or 911.

He is described as 5'7", fair-skinned and bald with a gray beard. He may be wearing jeans, a t-shirt and baseball cap.