San Juan County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing man

Bartt S. Felt. Photo Courtesy: SJCSO

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah, March 28, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are searching for a missing man after his backpack was found on the Mexican Hat bridge Friday.

The backpack, which was found Friday morning, contained a note that led officers to believe its owner, Bartt S. Felt, 46, might be in danger or missing, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release on Facebook. Felt is from Michigan and was on his way to Arizona, to visit his father, the news release said.

Felt was wearing an ankle monitor, and the last location showed the Mexican Hat bridge at 6 a.m. Friday. His vehicle was seen on surveillance camera going past the 7-Eleven at 100 US-163 about 15 minutes later, the news release said.

His vehicle was then located Saturday evening, on the Valley of the God’s road, north of Mexican Hat, about seven miles from Highway 261.

“There were no tracks due to the recent rain,” the news release said. “It is unknown if the missing person was picked up from that location, or if he went out to camp. Drones have been used in the area with no luck of locating him, or his camp.”

Felt is described as 6 feet tall and 300 pounds, with long curly brown hair and a long beard. He has several medical conditions, including diabetes which he takes insulin for, police said.

Mexican Hat is located on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County.

Anyone who has information about Felt or who saw him or his vehicle is asked to call the SJCSO  at 435-587-2237.




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