Still no sign of missing New Castle woman |

Still no sign of missing New Castle woman

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

SALT LAKE CITY ” Emery County rescue crews on Wednesday used a helicopter and search dogs in the continuing search for a Colorado woman missing since Nov. 16.

Neither effort produced any new leads, Sheriff LaMar Guymon said.

Rose Backhaus of New Castle, Colo., was reported missing by her family when she failed to return from a hiking trip. The 54-year-old’s sport utility vehicle was found Monday afternoon parked near the Little Wild Horse Canyon trailhead in Goblin Valley State Park.

The popular canyon trail is well-known for its narrow slot canyons.

Guymon said he plans to continue the search effort Thanksgiving Day.

“We’ve never give upon on one yet and I don’t intend to here unless we have good reason,” he said Wednesday afternoon.

The 3,654-acre state park near Hanksville is about 230 miles southeast of Salt Lake City and about 70 miles west of Moab.

Backhaus was last seen Nov. 15 in nearby Moab, Utah. She had been hiking in Canyonlands National Park.

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