On Tuesday, January 25th, 2021, at approximately 1330 hours, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office received a request for a welfare check on 28-year-old Hunter Hyde after Hyde had failed to show up for work earlier in the day. Co-workers of Hyde became concerned when their calls to Hyde went unanswered, and no one appeared to be at his residence.
On Thursday, January 27th, at approximately 0900 hours, deputies from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office returned to the area around Hyde’s residence. They conducted a more focused ground search of the adjoining properties. While much of the area had been covered by aerial searches on Wednesday, January 26th, with both Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and a helicopter, the ground search allowed for a more detailed search of a targeted area. With the permission of neighboring residents, deputies were able to look on private lands that may not have been visible from the aerial searches.
With no further signs of Hyde and all daily search objectives complete, Pitkin County deputies completed search operations at 1500 hours. Further search efforts are currently being evaluated and planned for in the coming days.
Hunter Hyde was last seen on Monday, January 24th, at his residence in Emma, Colorado. Emma is about 20-miles northwest of Aspen. Hyde is described as a 28-year-old white male, 5ft 11in, 175 lbs, with long brown hair. If you have seen Hyde or know of his whereabouts, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 920-5310.