SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) – It’s been a week since three Vernal men were last seen.
Monday, family members of Jason and Jake Tilt and Robert Spoon again set out to find the men but there no signs of them.
Vernal police said they were last seen in a black 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
“They were actually at my dad’s house barbecuing and they were supposedly going home,” said Josey Bourdeau, sister of Robert Spoon.
After that, her brother Robert Spoon vanished along with the Tilt brothers.
“I was concerned like Tuesday when I hadn’t heard from him,” she said. “But we gave them a couple of days and we called it in and reported it on Wednesday.”
Monday, the family said Uintah County search and rescue focused on the Green River that runs near Vernal. This after spotting vehicle parts along the river bank.
“They found a car part but they’re not sure if it went to the truck,” said Bourdeau.
Friends also began searching along the Blue Mountain in hopes of finding some signs of the men.
“It’s been quite frustrating for the family because we want to check that river but at the same time we want to find them in the woods alive,” said Carissa Henline, Bourdeau’s friend. “It’s a helpless situation when we don’t know where to look but this isn’t like them to disappear for this long.”
Bourdeau said they’ve not been able to reach the three men on their cell phones, leading them to believe the phones are either turned off or the batteries have died. She also said there’s been no credit card activity.
She said it’s unlike her brother to simply take off.
“Absolutely not, no, that’s not my brother,” she said. “My brother is the type of person that wouldn’t let his family worry over something like this.”
If you have any information please contact Central Dispatch at 435-789-4222 or Vernal police 435-789-4222.