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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- The family of a missing 74-year-old Cedar City man has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to his safe return.
Raymond Dean Shurtz, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, has not been seen since Nov. 26 in Fillmore
Five days later, Shurtz' truck was found abandoned in the Valley of Fire area south of Mesquite, Nev.
"My feeling is that he's gone to the highway and got into a car with someone. I don't think he'd turn around and walk into the desert," said Shurtz' son, Raymond. "But I don't know."
Search and rescue teams from Las Vegas continued to search Thursday in the area where the truck was found, said Cedar City Police Detective Tim Bonzo.
Shurtz's relatives conducted their own search near the Valley of Fire last weekend, and plan to try again this weekend.
Shurtz left Cedar City on Nov. 26 after saying he was going to Escalante to visit his children -- who police say actually live in Arizona.
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