SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have launched an air and ground search in the Gila National Forest for a 58-year-old Boulder, Colo., man who never returned from a run Tuesday.
Police spokesman Robert McDonald said about 18 people on foot and horseback along with three aircraft were involved in the search Thursday for Micah True, an ultrarunner featured in the bestselling book “Born to Run.”READ MORE: Mauricio Eduardo Anchondo-Olivas Convicted Of Killing Former Roommate In Colorado, Gets Life Sentence
McDonald said the operator of the hotel where True was staying discovered him missing after going to check on his dog.READ MORE: Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Impacting Distribution In Rural Colorado
“That’s the only reason they knew he was missing — he left his dog behind,” McDonald said. “He usually takes his dog but his dog was sore” from a rigorous run the day before.
McDonald said searchers were concerned because it still gets quite cold at night in the mountains and True was last seen in shorts and a T-shirt.MORE NEWS: Aurora Police Investigate Hit & Run Involving Pedestrian
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