Where is Dylan Rounds? Search for missing 19-year-old Utah 'farmer' continues
ELKO COUNTY, NEVADA: The search for Dylan Rounds, who went missing while living in a remote area of northern Utah, is intensifying. Rounds, 19, relocated from Idaho to Lucin, Utah, to pursue his passion of being a farmer, according to his parents. He went missing after planting his crop, and his parents suspect foul play. He was last seen in person on May 26, 2022, at a pub in Montello, Nevada, about 30 miles west of his house.
"There were cellphone pings on May 28 that indicated that Dylan was — at least Dylan's phone — was located in the Lucin area of Utah," Elko County Lt Doug Fisher said. On the morning of May 28, Rounds made a phone call to a family member and hasn't been heard from since then. Things are building up in the hunt for clues right now. The investigation is being led by the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office, with the Elko County Sheriff's Office in Nevada following up on leads.
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Rounds' boots and pickup vehicle were discovered roughly five miles west of his campground by deputies. Rounds' mother Candice Cooley recalled, "We were allowed to take the pickup home. We have the pickup, so anything that could've been pulled off the pickup as far as the way the pickup records stuff, it may be gone because... Utah is still treating it as a simple missing person case."
Cooley was initially dissatisfied with the police response but said that there was a lot more going on Saturday. "There's conflicting information, so we're trying to vet all the information to find out what is rumors and also what would be actual factual," Lt Fisher stated. "We're trying to get down to the facts," he added.
Volunteers are also on the lookout for Rounds, and some are even feeding the searches. Rounds' parents are holding up by concentrating on the hunt. "That's got to be our focus because if you break down in the middle of this, your focus becomes your emotions," Cooley explained, "And when your emotions take over, you're not logical. And if you're not logical, precise and going off the facts, we are of no good to helping to find Dylan."
Rounds' family is offering a $20K reward for information that leads to his return. He stands 5'10" tall and weighs around 160 pounds. His hair is brown, and his eyes are brown. Reach out to the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office at 435-734-3800 if you have any information.