FLAGSTAFF - The Coconino County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the community in locating a missing person whose vehicle was found abandoned on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22. The coordinator of the Coconino County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit received a call from the Navajo Police Department indicating that an unoccupied vehicle had been located at the overlook of the Little Colorado River Gorge off of State Route 64 between Cameron and Desert View.
Further investigation revealed that the vehicle is registered to Todd R. Delage of Milbank South Dakota. Coconino County Sheriff's Detectives discovered that Mr. Delage was entered into the National Crime Information Center Computer as an endangered missing person, by the Milbank Police Department. Detectives determined that Mr. Delage was last heard from on Saturday, Jan. 19 at about 1:20 p.m. when he called a close personal friend in Milbank and told her he was in Arizona near the Grand Canyon.
Coconino County Sheriff's Deputies, Detectives, the Coconino County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit, the National Park Service, the Navajo Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue Division are participating in this search effort. The Coconino County Sheriff's Search and Rescue tracking dog was also utilized during the search.
Todd R. Delage is described as a 44 year old white male, approximately 5' 7" in height, weighing 155 pounds with hazel colored eyes. It is unknown what clothing Delage was wearing at the time of his disappearance.
Anyone with information regarding Delage's whereabouts is urged to call the Coconino County Sheriff's Office at (928) 774-4523.