Brian Axe and Mark Widegren: Missing Pipeline workers Found

UPDATE:  The bodies of Brian Axe and Mark Widegren were found inside a wrecked Jeep in a remote area of Carbon County on Sunday. 

They both died apparently when the Jeep crashed.  They vehicle was found on Sunday, but took several hours before they were able to get to it because of the terrain. 

Brian Axe, 28, and Mark Widegren, 28, two Grand Junction men, were last heard from on Saturday.  They left the crew camp they lived at in Nine Mile Canyon around 4:30 p.m. in Carbon County, Utah and drove toward Price, Utah, where they were seen having dinner at Wingers restaurant.

Credit card records show that they went to the Silver Dollar bar and were there till 11:30 p.m.

The next day Widegren called his mother to check in around 7:30 p.m.  He told her they were watching a game.

Axe’s phone was last used when he called his wife Christine on Saturday night.  Axe told her that him and Mark were going out for some fun, and he would call her on Sunday.

The men were driving a gold 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Colorado license plates. 

If you have any information about their whereabouts, please call 970-242-6707 or Carbon County Sheriff’s Office at 435-636-3251.

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5 Comments

  1. It's a bit confusing, for sure. I did read an article from a Grand Junction news agency that said that there has been no contact since noon on Sunday. I'm not sure which phone call would have been the last, there may have been another not mentioned here, or the initial information that was put out may have contained errors (as frequently happens).