Developing: Concern grows for missing Elko County man who vanished more than 2 weeks ago

Missing Elko County, Nevada man Keoni Kamuela Miles, age 24. Photo: Facebook/Holly Spillman Wirth

ELKO, Nev., Nov. 19, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — There’s growing concern over the fate of a missing Elko County man who vanished more than two weeks ago.

Family members say Spring Creek resident Keoni Miles, 24, was last seen Nov. 3 at the Hampton Inn in Elko.

Holly Spillman Wirth told Gephardt Daily her son had shown signs of depression. Although he had a good job, plenty of friends and a doting 4-year-old son, he was feeling the pressure of an impending court date for a suspected DUI.

Co-workers at Barrick Gold Corporation say Miles appeared in good spirits when they last saw him at the end of their shift about 7 p.m. Nov. 2. They were concerned when he missed work the next day.

Miles’ mom said she tracked him to the Hampton Inn in Elko where they met face-to-face. She said after a long conversation her son began to relax, and she believed he would be returning to their Spring Creek home.

The next day, when he did not show up, Miles’ mom received the so-called “courtesy” message.

He has not been heard from since.

Elko County Sheriff’s investigators told the family they tried tracking Miles by pinging his cellphone, but there had been no activity on the device since the day he vanished.

Investigators also said they were unable to monitor activity on Miles’ banking records since his disappearance as an adult doesn’t constitute an illegal act. They said absent that threshold, a judge would be unlikely to sign a search warrant accessing Miles’ accounts.

Word of Miles’ disappearance began to spread on social media late last week. Since then tens of thousands of people have seen Miles’ story and heard his family’s plea for help.

Miles is described as 5 feet 7 inches, 170 pounds, with black hair.

He drives a dark blue Chevy Cruz passenger car with Nevada license plate number 668 A91.

Anyone with information on Miles’ whereabouts is asked to call the Elko County Sheriff’s Office at 775 738 3421 or contact Holly Spillman Wirth’s¬†Facebook page.


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