Update: Garfield County officials identify owner of abandoned truck– but he’s missing

Stephen St. John. Photo courtesy: Garfield County Sheriff's Office

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah, Dec. 4, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Garfield County Sheriff’s officials have identified the owner of an abandoned truck that was found by the Egypt Trailhead near Escalante Tuesday — but he’s missing.

“The Sheriff’s Office has located an abandoned 1994 Ford F-150 pickup truck, white in color with a lot of rust on the lower portion of the vehicle,” said a Facebook post from Garfield County Tuesday afternoon. “The license plates and all identifying numbers on this vehicle have been removed.”

The post said the truck is made distinctive by the red flames on the window of the camper shell, a small sticker of a skier on the tailgate, and the running boards, which are made from snow skis.

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On Wednesday afternoon, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office posted: “Sheriff Perkins along with the Statewide Information and Analysis Center were able to identify the abandoned vehicle’s owner. His name is Stephen St. John. Mr. St. John is still a missing person.”

The post said that St. John, 67, has been missing since Aug. 2 and is possibly suicidal. He is described as 6 feet tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with any information on the missing man is asked to call Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at 435-676-1126.

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