Search for missing Uintah County teen enters day nine
UINTAH COUNTY, Utah – It’s been nine days since friends and family last heard of a 19-year-old in Uintah County.
On Sunday, the seekers said they had stepped up their efforts to find a flight to Max Stubbs.
Officials with the Uintah According to the County Sheriff’s Office, several aircraft from the Civil Air Patrol wings in Utah and Colorado, as well as a Classic Air Medical helicopter, have joined law enforcement in search and rescue to find the missing teenager.
“We honestly hope he’s been hung up somewhere and is full of life waiting for someone to find him,” Fletcher said.
The flight search focused on covering all of Uintah County, an area roughly 4,500 square miles, Uintah County’s Sheriff’s Office deputy Brian Fletcher told KSL-TV.
“You have flown several missions,” he said. “We’re trying to crawl areas in Uintah County to search them – and eliminate them, if you will. Right now it’s more like a needle in a haystack. “
Stubbs was last seen in Jensen, Utah on Friday, May 21.
Officers believe he is driving a Silver 2000 Chevy Silverado Extended Cab with registration number U224JY in Utah.
Stubbs was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with blonde hair and hazel eyes.
“I don’t know. He’s just not here anymore. I have no explanations,” said David Hall, Stubbs’ older brother. “It doesn’t make any sense.”
Hall said he last saw his brother early this morning on May 21.
“I got up in the morning to go to work and he was in the bathroom so I knocked on the door and he opened it and didn’t say anything and went straight to his room,” Hall said. “It was like 7:20 am, so not unusual. It was pretty early. “
Around that time, Hall said Stubbs got into his 2000 Chevy and left the house.
“He didn’t say anything to me or my wife,” Hall said.
According to Hall, Stubbs moved in with his family after his mother’s death last year.
“It was tough for all of us,” said Hall, adding that Stubbs recently lost his job.
Hall said they were worried when Max didn’t come home, especially after realizing he hadn’t taken his wallet with him.
“When he left home, he left without anything. It would suggest he was doing an assignment or going somewhere. It didn’t seem long-term, ”said Fletcher.
Fletcher said they had no evidence of a bad game or suggest that Max wanted to take his own life.
“We have no reason to believe that this has happened,” he said.
However, MPs said they were looking at all possibilities.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office at 435-789-2511 or Central Dispatch at 435-789-4222.