Friends of Missing Loma Man Begin Their Own Search
KREX News Room
Authorities still do not know the whereabouts or condition of an elderly man from Loma that went missing more than two weeks ago.
While Mesa County Search and Rescue officials have halted their search, his close friends still aren't giving up.
74-year-old Roger Vigil left his home early on the morning of September 22nd.
Mesa County Search and Rescue used a helicopter, a drone, and several search dogs, but were unable to find any trace of Vigil.
Since then, a small group has started their own search within a mile radius of his home in hopes of finding some answers and gaining some closure.
Roger Vigil is a Hispanic male that suffers from Alzheimer's, close friends say he has had a history of running away from home over the past six months.
Vigil left the house wearing a brown jacket, black pants and thick glasses, and has a black cast on his left hand from a dog bite injury.
Those interested in aiding in the search process can meet at 1315 M 1/4 Rd. in Loma at 1 p.m. this Sunday, or call Vigil's roommate Shawn Centeno at 970-901-1232.