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Abandoned phone, car of missing Delta County man found as search continues for 28-year-old

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 08:36:44-05

DELTA COUNTY, Colo. — A family and the Delta County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for a missing man whose car and phone were found abandoned on Thanksgiving.

Nicholas "Nick" Joshua Aldridge, 28, has been missing since Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. He was last seen around 3 p.m. by his ex-girlfriend and mother to their daughter, according to the sheriff's office.

His car, a yellow Ford Escape, was found on Crawford Road between Fobare Road and Little Road, between Hotchkiss and Crawford on Thanksgiving Day. His cell phone was inside the car. The sheriff's office said they believe it was abandoned.

Area where Nick Aldridge's car was found

Aldridge's family and the sheriff's office, along with search and rescue crews, have been searching for him but have not found any signs of where he may be.

Crews have used airplanes and drones in the search.

Aldridge's family is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to his location and return.

He is described as a white man standing about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds. He has brown hair and blue-green eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan sweeter or sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and blue or green shoes.

Anybody with information on his whereabouts can call the Delta County Sheriff's Office at 970-874-2015 or Delta County Crime Stoppers at 970-874-8810 to make an anonymous report.