The seek for lacking Utahn Dylan Rounds enters its third week and expands to 3 states with assist from the FBI
Dylan Rounds, 19, has been missing since the last week of May 2022. He was last seen in the Lucin area of Box Elder County. Photos: Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office
LUCIN, Utah, June 15, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The search for missing Utah man Dylan Rounds, now in its third week, has expanded to three states and FBI assistance.
Rounds, 19, may not have been seen since May 25, when he went missing from his Lucin farm in remote southwest Box Elder County. The family has reported that they last heard from him in a phone call to his grandmother on May 28.
In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office noted that multiple Idaho and Nevada agencies are now involved in the case, as well as the FBI.
The publication added the words criminal investigation to what was previously described as a missing persons search and case.
“This is an active missing person investigation by law enforcement,” said Cade Palmer, chief deputy sheriff of Box Elder, in a press release. “Only updates that do not have the potential to jeopardize the investigation will be released.”
Last week, concerned family members said they went to the Lucin site on May 30 to meet with law enforcement and search groups. That’s when Rounds’ boots were found, his mother, Candace Cooley, told East Idaho News. Officers said the boots had a bloodstain and they were being kept in case of a possible search for cadaver dogs, she said.
Among the myriad list of agencies now involved, the publication lists the FBI, the Ogden Police Department, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies in Nevada and Idaho, and search and rescue units from all three states, including the Utah Department of Public Safety’s helicopters and a mounted search unit from Texas.
The statement asked that anyone with information contact the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office at 435-723-5227, 435-734-3894, 435-257-3131 or by private message on the Sheriff’s Facebook page , listed as Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department, applies .
Chief Deputy Palmer noted that Box Elder’s detectives and deputies worked over 650 hours on the case, working around the clock, weekdays and weekends.