Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man from Englewood who has gone missing from a campground in Gilpin County after his car was towed and friends worried about his whereabouts reached out to authorities.
Harold Taylor, 65, was seen in the campground on July 22 where people reported seeing him with a backpack and hiking poles, said the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO).
On July 22, Taylor was the first to call the sheriff. It was at Cold Springs Campground near Black Hawk. A car had been left behind and was blocking the road.
The GCSO informed the campground that they would need to report the car to the forest service in order to have it removed from the area. On July 24, the sheriff received a second call regarding the abandoned car. It was found in the campground, and no one had returned to it. The car was eventually removed by the campground staff.
Two additional calls were made to the sheriff’s department – one from Denver and the other from Englewood. These were from people who knew Taylor as their landscaper, and they were concerned about Taylor because he hadn’t shown up for work.
GCSO said they partnered with canines and Alpine Rescue Team and found nothing that helped them locate Taylor.
Cherokee Blake, GCSO, stated that he is “just missing” at this time. “We have not been able to find any information about him, and no family members, so we don’t know his origin.”