Authorities Seek Public's Help in Finding Missing Loma Man
KREX News Room
LOMA, Colo.- Mesa County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding 74-year-old Roger Vigil, who is believed to have walked away from his home sometime Sunday night.
Mesa County Search and Rescue crews were called out at around 10 am on Monday. They set up a command post outside Vigil's Loma home. On Monday a helicopter, drone, dogs, six ATV's and nearly 20 ground pounders were deployed to assist.
Bill Thomas, operations chief, said, "There's no reason to think that he wouldn't be okay. The only issue that would have been a moderate concern was it was cold last night and it rained out here and hypothermia could be an issue. But not severe enough I think where it would kill anybody."
- 5'5" tall weighing about 135 pounds
- Possibly wearing glasses, a ball cap, gray t-shirt, dark colored jeans and a brown leather jacket
- Wearing a black cast
Officials say Alzheimer's may or may not be a factor.
Police are asking the public to dial 911 immediately if they think they have located him.