UPDATE: Missing Emery County Resident


On Jan. 2 the Emery County Sheriff’s Office updated information regarding the search for Matthew Larsen on Facebook.

Sheriff Funk and Capt. Ekker along with five members of the Emery County Search and Rescue searched the foothills of Orangeville in the D.P.S. Helicopter today.

The Sheriff’s office is still looking for information about a man that has been missing since the middle of December.
Matthew Alan Larsen, 25, was possibly last seen heading into the foothills of Orangeville.
The Sheriff’s office used the D.P.S helicopter last week to assist in the search. Rocky Mountain search and rescue dogs were also used to search for Larsen but were unable to locate him. The sheriff’s office is looking for any information on his whereabouts.
“It is unusual for (Larsen) to do this, (based on) talking with family, who are very concerned,” said Det. John Barnett with the Emery County Sheriff’s Office.
Barnett called the disappearance “suspicious” because the situation seems out of character for the missing man. Larsen also appears not to have taken anything with him, including a dog that he owns, and did not tell anyone where he was going.
Barnett said there is no indication the man may be camping either, especially given the weather conditions.

Anyone with information about Larsen or his whereabouts are asked to call the Sheriff’s office at 435-381-2404 or directly contact Det. John Barnett at 435-609-9883.

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