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MOAB, Utah (AP) — Authorities in southeast Utah say they have a suspect in the theft of a fossilized dinosaur footprint on public land.

A search and rescue team in Grant County has launched a search in the Colorado River near Moab for the ancient track that was cut last month from the sandstone on the Hell's Revenge Trail in the Sand Flats Recreation Area.

A dive team with the Utah Department of Public Safety began the search on Saturday along State Route 128 near the Dewey Bridge.

Utah Bureau of Land Management District paleontologist Rebecca Hunt-Foster says the dinosaur tracks are 190 million years old. She says they are one-of-a-kind tracks that don't have a price.

Sheriff's deputies say they have a suspect but have released no other details.

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