Authorities search for missing Craig man


Family members waited Monday, holding out hope against long odds that authorities would find their loved one -- 20-year-old Craig man Jonathan Gill -- alive and well.

"It's been six days now, and we want to know where he's at," sister-in-law Donna Gill said, fighting back tears. "We hope he's out there and somebody might have seen him ... We all want to believe he's OK."

Gill was last seen early in the morning on Nov. 1 in the Loudy-Simpson Park area.

His family reported him missing later that day.

Family members -- including Donna Gill, Jonathan Gill's brothers Matt and Danny, mother Lisa Gill, and stepfather Steve Hefner -- waited Monday near the Loudy-Simpson area as deputies from the Moffat County Sheriff's Office and Moffat County Search and Rescue team scoured the area looking for the missing man.

The Sheriff's Office reported that the search is extending into other areas as well.

Jonathan Gill was last seen wearing a gray shirt and black pants. Sister-in-law Sabrina Gill said Jonathan Gill was wearing two jackets on the night he went missing -- both of the jackets have been recovered, she said.

She said his shoes and a stocking cap have also been found.

Sabrina described her brother-in-law as a kind and friendly person. Like Donna, she said the family is hoping for his safe return.

"He's a really great guy ... he likes to joke around a lot," she said. "We're all just hoping everything comes out OK."

Family members said Jonathan Gill works with his stepfather, who is a welder, in Steamboat Springs.

The Sheriff's Office reports that Gill stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. He has short brown hair, and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Moffat County Sheriff's Office at 824-4495.

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