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Foothills man missing since Mon. sought by deputies

Citizen Staff Writer



Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers are searching for a man missing from his home who may be in the Santa Catalina Mountains foothills

It is unclear how long the man has been missing, said Deputy Dawn Barkman, a sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Friends of Dwight Alan Riggs, 61, told deputies they had not seen Riggs for a “prolonged period,” Barkman said.

They reported him missing Monday, she said.

Deputies went to his house Monday and could not find him, and returned Tuesday and still could not find him, Barkman said.

Riggs lives in the 12700 block of East Chukut Trail, near North Soldier Trail and East Snyder Road, Barkman said.

She said his friends told deputies that Riggs hikes trails near his home on a daily basis, and the search is concentrating in that area.

But there is no information that tells deputies Riggs went hiking as opposed to having left town, Barkman said.

Search and rescue deputies, volunteers from the Southern Arizona Rescue Association (some using scent dogs) and a state Department of Public Safety helicopter crew are conducting the search, Barkman said.

Anyone spotting Riggs is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

He is described as white, 5 feet 11, with gray hair and blue eyes. He weighs more than 300 pounds.

Friends told deputies that Riggs has medical problems, but Barkman said she was not able to learn what they are.

Deputies searching for Foothills man reported missing Monday

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