Missing Craig man’s truck found | CraigDailyPress.com

Missing Craig man’s truck found

Janelle O'Dea
John Michael Simons, Craig resident, went missing in July. His truck was found by a rancher in northern Routt County.
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— The truck belonging to John Simons, who has been missing since July 25, recently was found by a rancher in the Black Mountain area, according to a Craig Police Department news release.

Simons still is missing.

His white Chevrolet extended cab pickup was found adjacent to the Black Mountain area in North Routt County, close to a known campsite for hunters.

There was no indication of foul play, according to the news release. It appeared Simons was hiking and camping in the area.

Simons left his home July 25 and left behind a note detailing his plans to go to Trapper’s Lake for a few days. Since then, there has been no known communication with Simons.

Craig Police Department conducted an aerial and ground search for Simons after the truck discovery, but officers were not able to locate him.

Law enforcement urges local hunters, hikers and campers to be on the lookout for any indications, such as campsites, that may lead to information about Simons’ disappearance.

Simons is a 61-year-old white male, 6’0″, 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, a mustache and a goatee.

Anyone with information can call investigator J. W. Forgay at 970-826-2366.

Contact Janelle O’Dea at 970-875-1795 or jodea@craigdailypress.com.

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