Family, Police Search for Missing Utah Man

HENDERSON, Nev. - Police are searching for clues into the disappearance of a man from St. George, Utah. 30-year-old Steven Koecher vanished from a Henderson neighborhood nearly two months ago.

Koecher never told anyone of his trip to Las Vegas, nor did he have any known connections to the area. On December 13, 2009, Koecher disappeared. The only traces of his time in Las Vegas are his car and a surveillance video from Sun City Anthem that shows him parking his car in an upscale neighborhood. Police found Christmas presents inside Koecher's abandoned car. His family believes he intended to return home to St. George. For some reason, he didn't.

Where is Steven Koecher?

Koecher's family members are baffled by the lack of clues to his whereabouts. "Everything stops on Sunday, December 13," Koecher's cousin Jeff Bradshaw said. "He was an active member of his church. He was an all around good kid. There was just no indication from many of the family members that he had a side that they didn't know about." "The police who have been investigating say this is one of the more difficult cases they've seen in many years of their detective work," Koecher's father Rolf Koecher said.

Henderson Police are handling it as a missing persons case. "At this time, there is absolutely no evidence of foul play," Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said.

Anderson Dairy is doing its part to help find Koecher. The company will feature his likeness on the sides of its milk cartons with the hope that someone has seen him recently. "It touches your heart," said Anderson Dairy Vice President of Sales Dave Coon. "I can't think of anything more trying as a parent or as a loved one, not knowing where someone is, and what has happened to them." Anderson Dairy will feature Koecher's likeness on its milk cartons for several more weeks.

Those with information on Koecher's whereabouts are urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 267-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.


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