"Extreme Makeover" Luxury RV Missing

"Extreme Makeover" Luxury RV Missing

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The crew of the reality TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" found their way into the hearts of Utahns when they rebuilt the home of a Bountiful family.

But now they've lost a $90,000 luxury motor home lent to them during construction last week.

The 39-foot-long 2000 Fleetwood Bound 39-Z motor home was staged in the parking lot of an LDS Church near the home crews were working on. It was lent to the TV show by the Ardell Brown RV Center of Sandy and cast and crew used it for breaks.

It was last seen Monday being driven away by an unknown person.

"We don't know if it's stolen or if an employee drove it somewhere," Bountiful police Cpl. Carl Crall said. "We've patrolled all throughout the area and nobody has seen it."

The ABC show provided security for the RV during the shows filming, but left it unprotected -- with the keys in it and the doors unlocked -- when they left town a week ago, said Rob Terry, director of sales for the RV center.

Show production coordinator Diana Hofstein declined to comment Saturday on the missing RV and calls to the show's location manager were not returned.

But Terry said show officials are cooperating with the investigation.

Bountiful police investigators have put information about the missing RV into the National Crime Information Center, a database that lists stolen property, missing persons and crime suspects throughout the country.

"It will show up somewhere, someday," Crall predicted. "It's too big to hide."

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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