STOREY COUNTY, NV - The Storey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a missing Sparks man.
35-year-old Marcus Moreland was reported missing after his vehicle was found last week in a remote area of Storey County. Family and friends say they haven't seen him since June of 2012, but no one had filed a missing person report until the truck was found with no sign of him.
This week, Sheriff Antinoro, accompanied by citizen volunteers from the River District and members of Washoe County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, searched the Lagomarsino Canyon area of Storey County where Moreland was known to be in June 2012. “There is no indication that Moreland was the victim of foul play at the present time,” said the sheriff, “however there are concerns he may have fell victim to misadventure in the canyons if he attempted to walk out of the area.”
Moreland’s vehicle had gotten stuck in the mud where it was located, and it was unable to be moved, leading investigators to believe he attempted to leave the area on foot.
Moreland is described as a white male, 5’7”, 160 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. The sheriff is asking that anyone having any information of Moreland’s whereabouts or circumstances since May of 2012 to contact his office at (775) 847-0959.