Search for missing Utahn Dylan Rounds enters third week, expanded into 3 states with help from FBI

Dylan Rounds, 19, has been missing since the last week of May, 2022. He was last seen in the Lucin area of Box Elder County. Photos: Box Elder County Sheriff's Office

LUCIN, Utah, June 15, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The search for missing Utah man Dylan Rounds now in its third week has expanded to include three states and the assistance of he FBI.

Rounds, 19, has not been seen since possibly as far back as May 25, missing from his Lucin farm in remote southwest Box Elder County. Family has reported last hearing from him in a May 28 phone call to his grandmother.

In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office noted multiple agencies from Idaho as well as Nevada are now involved in the case, as is the FBI.

The release has added the words criminal investigation to what has previously been described as a search and a missing person case.

“This is an active law enforcement missing person/criminal investigation,” reads the release from Box Elder Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Cade Palmer. “Only updates that do not have the potential to compromise the investigation will be released.”

Last week worried family members said they went to the Lucin site on May 30, meeting with law enforcement and search groups. At that time Rounds’ boots were found, his mother Candace Cooley told East Idaho News. Officers said the boots had a spot of blood and they were kept in the event of a possible cadaver dog search, she said.

Among the myriad list of agencies now involved, the release lists the FBI, the Ogden Police Department, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, police departments in Nevada and Idaho, plus search and rescue units from all three states including Utah Department of Public Safety helicopters and a horseback search unit from Texas.

The statement asks that anyone with information contact the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office at 435-723-5227, 435-734-3894, 435-257-3131, or by private message on the sheriff’s Facebook page, listed as Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department.

Chief Deputy Palmer noted that Box Elder sheriff’s detectives and deputies have logged over 650 hours on the case, working around the clock, weekdays and weekends.


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