Dylan Rounds is a missing Utah farmer whose family offered a large reward after he disappeared into thin air in May 2022.
According to ABC4Rounds’ family has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.
Rounds, 19, “operated a farm near the town of Lucin in western Utah’s Box Elder County,” according to the TV station.
“We’re looking at all the possibilities as to why he’s missing,” said Cade Palmer, deputy head of Box Elder said Standard.net.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Rounds, who disappeared after a phone call on May 28, was described as a “true American farmer”.
Rounds’ mother, Candice Cooley, shared photos from him on their Facebook page. She wrote:
…you see, ever since Dylan was little he’s been a farmer, it’s been his passion. As soon as he could walk, he tried to keep up with his father and grandpa. Dylan could drive a tractor on his own before most kids could ride bikes. By the age of 10 he was already growing pumpkin patches and candy corn for sale. The township of Rigby knew that every summer there would be Dylan’s corn for sale under the County Line flyover. If you have pictures of Dylan working with you, please share them with others. Dylan is a real American farmer born into a generation that doesn’t get it, let’s help show him to the world.
According to the Elko County Sheriff’s Officethe Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction over the case.
“Indeed, Dylan was seen in Montello prior to his disappearance on May 26, not the 27th as reported on social media,” the Elko County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a release. Montello is in Nevada.
“He ate at a local eatery there and then went back to Utah. Cellphone data was used to track Dylan’s phone at his farm near Lucin, UT.”
According to the press release, Rounds then called a family member at 6:51 a.m. Mountain Time on the 28th. “We can confirm from the cell data that the call was made from the farm. The last cellular data transfer from Dylan’s phone was on May 28 near his farm in Box Elder County, Utah.”
According to the publication, “Sometime after making that call, Dylan disappeared. Based on the above information, the jurisdiction of this case rests with Utah law enforcement.”
The department was first notified of the case on May 31, 2022, when it responded to a call from Montello that someone was being held hostage in Montello. They searched an apartment with the owner’s consent. The publication does not provide any additional details about the Geiselwinkel.
Rounds called his grandmother on May 28, according to ABC4.
2. More than 3,000 miles were searched to find laps described as “strong in the head” and passionate
Cooley, the mother of Rounds, described him in a Facebook post as “one of the best 19-year-olds, hardworking, passionate and determined”.
The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the Bureau is “making ongoing efforts to locate Dylan Rounds and investigate the circumstances of his disappearance. This is an active law enforcement/missing person/criminal investigation.”
Volunteer teams have spent over 300 hours “searching, covering over 3,000 miles…”. Detectives have worked more than 650 hours on the case, the sheriff’s office said in the release.
A private investigator named Jason Jensen told ABC4, “Something like a foul happened to Dylan… He was excited to farm there. His harvest was to bear fruit for the first time. So he was excited.”
A post in the Facebook group dedicated to the quest for Rounds, says, “My heart is feeling heavy after helping in the physical quest for Dylan Rounds for the past few days. Hundreds of locations were searched. Our rzr has seen over 130 miles in 2 days. We hiked to a cave, looked down mine shafts, explored canyons, abandoned buildings and trailers. We saw rain, wind and a lot of dust. Many, many people came together to seek.”
3. Round boots have been localized
A few clues have surfaced.
ABC4 reported that his family found his truck on Memorial Day and it hadn’t been moved, but strangely had been power washed.
“His boots were found near the farm’s property and are now being analyzed,” the station reported.
According to local news AugThe boots were “behind a mound of dirt 100 yards from where his grain truck was parked.”
According to ABC4, Rounds’ mom is frustrated.
“Something like this doesn’t happen without people knowing,” Cooley told the TV network. “You just don’t talk. someone tells us something We have no direction at the moment.”
4. There was a strange bloody man incident before rounds disappeared
According to ABC4, there was a strange incident before Rounds disappeared. A man covered in blood asked him for a ride “days before he disappeared”.
But his mother told the TV station she didn’t think the man had anything to do with it. According to ABC4, he is a “Fugitive from Montana” who is being held in prison on “unrelated charges.”
LocalNews8 provided additional details about this encounter and this man. The broadcaster quoted Rounds’ mother as saying he “told her about a damn man that walked and came out of the desert.” He wanted a ride, but Rounds’ family initially believed Rounds wouldn’t give him one, the channel reported.
However, the family found out the man’s identity in Lucin, a town near the farm. The TV station gave his name as Chase and said he contacted the family to say Rounds did indeed take him. The conversation “reduced” the family’s suspicions, the television station reported.
5th Round Mother insists, “Our son didn’t go into the desert and disappear”
According to local news 8, Dylan Rounds “always dreamed of owning a farm. He bought land in Box Elder County, Utah and set about it.”
He was living on the farm when he disappeared.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we release this update,” Cooley wrote on their Facebook page.
We still have to find Dylan or any sign of him. We’ve received an amazing amount of support in our search efforts, both on the ground and in the air, but no success yet. Our son didn’t go into the desert and disappear, his farm and everything he worked for is out there and someone knows something. I’m pleading that someone come forward with information about what happened to Dylan.
She wrote on Facebook: “We also want you to pay attention to its patterns which I have explained in these images. Boots, hats (always implements, farm or truck sweatshirts)… He always worked very few of his doing something that people consider fun, work was his idea of fun. Every summer he insisted that he plant my flowers because I didn’t do it right.”
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