Utah detectives to continue search for New Castle woman

Utah detectives left for Colorado Tuesday with plans to interview family and acquaintances of a missing New Castle woman, while a sheriff expected to cut back search efforts for her southwest of Green River.

Emery County Sheriff Lamar Guymon said poor weather may mean no search takes place today for Rose Backhaus, 54, who went missing after setting off on the Little Wild Horse and Bell canyons loop trail Nov. 16.

He said searchers also are tired and need a rest. Crews have been searching the area since Nov. 24, when her vehicle was found at the trailhead.

He said he didn’t plan to abandon the search but probably would scale it back a bit.

“We’ve about been everywhere we can get to more than once,” he said.

“If we have a reason to do more searching, we will,” Guymon said.

He said the interviews in Colorado are just intended to cover all bases.

“We have no reason to think there’s foul play or anything else, but just in case there might be, we have to cover that,” he said.


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