UPDATE: Authorities no longer searching for man in Millard County

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WEDNESDAY 11/10/2021 1:34 p.m.

FILLMORE, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities are no longer searching for a man who may have been trying to hitchhike along I-15 in Millard County early Wednesday morning.

At around 2:45 a.m., the Millard County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning for those living along the interstate. While details were limited in the advisory, the Sheriff’s Office encouraged the community to not make contact with the man but to notify 911 immediately if they saw him.

Around 9 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office said they were searching the area near milepost 170. Just before 1 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office updated the advisory saying they are no longer searching for this man, adding the “case is still under investigation by the Utah State Bureau of Investigations.”

A short time later, Utah Highway Patrol confirmed they were investigating a woman found dead on the shoulder of I-15 between Fillmore and Holden near milepost 170. The woman’s car was found nearby with little damage stuck in the mud of the median.

The State Bureau of Investigations is also investigating the woman’s death. Authorities have not yet said if these cases are related.

ORIGINAL STORY: Warning issued about man walking, trying to hitchhike near I-15 in Millard County

WEDNESDAY 11/10/2021 6:34 a.m.

FILLMORE, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities in central Utah are warning communities along I-15 to avoid a man who may be walking or attempting to hitchhike.

The Millard County Sheriff’s Office is warning those living near the interstate to watch out for a man wearing dark, bulky clothing with a stocky build. The unidentified man may be walking or trying to hitchhike.

The Sheriff’s Office says that if you do see this man, do not approach him.

Instead, call 911 or the Millard County Sheriff Dispatch at 435-743-5302.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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