Police conduct search for 58-year-old man last seen in Basalt
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said performed a search in conjunction with Mountain Rescue Aspen to try to find a 58-year-old male identified as Ali Lazem Kenani, but searchers were unsuccessful in locating him, according to a news release Saturday evening.
Kenani, originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, and traveling through Colorado to visit his son in California, was last seen in Basalt where he contacted Basalt Police officials. Officers later found Kenani’s vehicle on Capitol Creek Road.
Police then began a search of the area at approximately 6 a.m. Saturday which ended around 3:30 p.m. Officers used dog-search teams along with aerial drones, but were unable to find any clues to Kenani’s whereabouts, according to the statement.
Police say the investigation will continue and anyone with information concerning Kenani’s location should contact the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.
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