ASPEN, Colo. - An Aspen skier has been missing since Thursday but the alert wasn't sounded until Saturday night.
The Aspen Police Department initially received a call about the wellbeing of Robert Jefferson Walker who was believed to have gone missing within the city limits last week.
The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office was called in when friends and family indicated Walker skied in the Aspen Highlands Bowl on a daily basis.
As part of the investigation, deputies went through ski pass scan data from Walker's ski pass and found it had last been scanned at 12:04 p.m. on Thursday at the Aspen Highlands Exhibition lift.
Based on that and other information, members of the Aspen Highlands ski patrol, Mountain Rescue Aspen and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office began a day-long search for Walker on Sunday in known areas on Aspen Highlands.
Friends and family, again, provided valuable information about Walker’s skiing routine and habits. Search personnel were not able to detect any signs of Walker during their search on Sunday.
Search efforts are scheduled to continue on Monday morning. Search teams will be comprised of personnel from Mountain Rescue Aspen and the Aspen Skiing Company.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office requests that anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Robert Jefferson Walker call 970-920-5300.