Alvie Webb

  • Limited Search Continues

About Alvie Webb's case

According to source, An intensive five-day search has failed to locate missing hunter Alvie Webb, 86, who was last seen on the morning of October 19, 2019 in the Divide Road-Roaring Fork area of the San Juan National Forest. Webb’s last known location was at a trail that begins at the end of Road 564A, a spur of the Divide Road (Forest Road 564). The rugged, mountainous area is west of the Colorado Trail, and 4 miles south of Rico. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said the county search and rescue team, deputies and K-9 Search and Rescue team, and friends and family of Webb conducted an on-the-ground search of the area, but nothing was found. “We looked all over and searched a large area 30 yards at a time, but there was no sign of him, no clues,” said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. A Blackhawk helicopter, Flight for Life helicopter and Civil Air Patrol plane also searched the heavily wooded area from the air. The official search has been called off, but family and friends are still searching the area. If clues are found, the official search will resume, Nowlin said. Webb, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, was on a hunting trip with his son and others. The party camped on Road 564A. On October 19, Webb was left alone to hunt on a trail at the end of 564A near a meadow where he hunted last year. The unnamed trail meets up with the Roaring Fork Road (Forest Road 435) after about 2 miles. When hunting party members checked on Webb several hours later, they could not locate him. After an initial search of the area came up empty, the hunters contacted local law enforcement, and a larger search mission was launched. Nowlin said Webb has a cellphone but it is apparently turned off or the battery ran down. It was last used Friday, the day before he went missing. Officials have been attempting to pick up the signal but with no luck. The hunting party heard a gunshot coming from the general area where Webb was at around 9 a.m., Nowlin said, but no evidence was found of a shot animal. Webb has some trouble walking and was not expected to hike a long distance, Nowlin said, so it is puzzling why he could not be located after an intense search in the vicinity of the trail. The search included Montezuma County Search and Rescue, Montezuma County Sheriff deputies, K-9 Search and Rescue, Flight for Life Colorado, Mesa Verde Civil Air Patrol, Colorado National Guard Blackhawk helicopter, and family and friends. Webb was wearing an orange stocking cap, and orange hunter vest over a heavy camouflaged jacket. He had a few food bars and water, but no overnight gear. Anyone searching for Webb is advised to be prepared with appropriate outdoor gear, food and water, and to search with a partner. To report information regarding Webb’s whereabouts, contact the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 565-8452, or dispatch at (970) 565-8454.

Personal Characteristics

Age / Ethnicity

Gender / Hair / Eyes

Distinguishing Marks

Not Available

Profession / Education

Not Available

Height / Weight

Not Available

Activity

Not Available

POIs

Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Suicide Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Cause of Death: Not Applicable

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Saturday, October 19, 2019 (5 years ago)
  • Date Found: No Date Available

Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (6 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 10212

Missing NPF lists “Foul Play Suspected,” “Suspected Suicide,” “Cause of Death,” and other elements of data in association with public reporting. These settings do not reflect the opinions of Missing NPF and/or its staff. Unless explicitly noted, Missing NPF does not publicize opinion, nor are any of the initial reports written – or edited – by members of Missing NPF. All content (with the exception of “IMPORTANT” notices, listed toward the top of applicable case files) are the works of external persons, sources and/or entities. All pictures displayed on this case file have been downloaded from the public domain, unless a user has commented or otherwise transmitted a picture to Missing NPF or its social media accounts. Case updates are derived from external persons, sources, and/or entities, and do not reflect the internal work of Missing NPF, unless expressly noted.

Viewers since 1/2/2024

Discussions

Discussions are comments not intended to communicate an official case update. If you are intending to update the general public about this case file, please consider creating a case update.

Other People

Randomized every 30 minutes

  • Gila National Forest
    Gila National Forest
  • Found Deceased
  • Reported Missing: 10/27/07 (17 years ago)
  • Found: 12/21/07 (17 years ago)

© All rights reserved, 2024. Created by Joss and Associates, LLC.