Fritz Helland: Missing man from Utah Found

UPDATE:  11/1/12-  Fritz’s body was found by hikers in Neff’s Canyon, along with his dog, Odin.  Officials believe that he may have slipped which caused him to fall down a sloped while holding his dog.  It is believed Fritz was not found before this as his body may have been covered by snow.

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Fritz Helland, 80 from Millcreek, Utah has been missing since Wednesday. Family members told police Helland took his dog for a walk about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday and has not returned. The man has short-term memory problems, police said, reports Desert News.

UPD is asking volunteers willing to help search for Helland to meet at the LDS Church at 3370 S. 3100 East at 8 a.m. Saturday.

 “We would appeal if anyone has some time tomorrow to come and help us,” Helland’s son, Jacob Helland, said at a news conference Saturday. “We miss my dad and are worried about him, so any help we can get is greatly appreciated.”
 
Helland is 5 feet 11 inches tall, with white hair and blue eyes. He is possibly wearing a brown or tan jacket.

Police ask anyone with information about Helland’s whereabouts to call 801-743-7000.

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