Search and Rescue Scales Back Search for Missing Man

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NIXON, NV - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit has scaled back its search for a 79-year-old man missing since April 21, 2014.

Deputies had been searching the Coyote Canyon area off State Route 447 for Warren Alford Hagyard. Deputies have decided now to regroup and decide how to move forward after finding no evidence of him.

The Sheriff's Office says the Amador County Sheriff's Office was contacted by someone Monday, May 5, 2014 who had been four-wheeling in the Pyramid Lake area near Nixon on May 3, 2014, when he saw a car in a creek bed approximately 10 miles away from the trail head.

The caller said the blue Honda Civic appeared to be struck on the rocks.

The car was unoccupied with the windows partially rolled down, according to the Sheriff's Office. After the caller marked the GPS location and deputies researched the car, they determined Hagyard, a Pioneer, California resident, had been missing since April 21.

The Amador County Sheriff's Office contacted the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, which dispatched RAVEN to search for the car, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office does not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

Warren Alford Hagyard, 79, Pioneer, California resident. Photo courtesy Washoe County Sheriff's Office.
Hagyard's car. Photo courtesy Washoe County Sheriff's Office.