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    AZ - Nicholas Sieben, 28, Tusayan, 3 Sep 2015

    A friend of my husband posted about this on Facebook and I couldn't find a thread (if there already is one - sorry!) Hopefully the sleuths at Websleuths can help!

    Sieben is 28 years old, 5’10” and 160 pounds and Caucasian with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a small scar located between his eyebrows. He has a 2004 charcoal gray Pontiac Grand Prix with Illinois license plates.
    http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/n...ng-missing-man

    A Facebook page has been set up: https://www.facebook.com/findnicksieben
    As well as a website: http://findnicksieben.weebly.com/

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    According to the website and donation page, Nick was last seen in West Hollywood, California on Sept 3rd and his cell phone pinged near the Grand Canyon in AZ that night. He is from Hastings, Wisconsin, and lives in Chicago, Illinois. It sounds like he visited family in Hastings in August and set out on a cross country trip. At some point he visited a friend from college and was in CA on Sept 3rd. Not sure if the friend from college is who he was visiting in CA.

    The family is currently in Arizona looking for him where his cell phone last pinged. There are few details being given out. I pray they find him, but with him suffering from depression, this is likely to have a sad ending.
    Please be aware that what I type is my opinion.

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    Hope he is found safe and his family can help him. Sounds like he has a good support group.
    Don't mind the misspellings.

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    You can see some of his professional work here. http://www.nicksieben.com/index.html

    He's quite talented! Will say a prayer for his safety and well-being, wherever he is.

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    There's reservations around a lot of the Grand Canyon, very easy to get lost whether you want to or not.
    Park officials are "fairly confident" his car is not in the park after an exhaustive search.
    GPS ping, pings from the phone, and video from the Grand Canyon entrance place his phone and car there at the Grand Canyon (from FB page):

    Find Nick Sieben Entrance video, cell ping & gps ping

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    12 days missing.................for that area being the last known sighting, not very good for one who may be battling depression.
    I know that area of Arizona, real easy to just disappear and maybe hunters or herders might run across something months later.
    If he's somewhere in the park, a hiker would be the best bet.



    There's just a whole lot of nothing unless he went back to I 40, Flagstaff, and on to Albuquerque. If he went Az 64, he's on the rez.
    The 180 back to Williams is pretty sparse as far as dwellings, and the temps have been down in the low 40's the last 5 days or so at night.
    Wonder if the Park has video of him leaving.............

    Hope he shows up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernina View Post
    There's reservations around a lot of the Grand Canyon, very easy to get lost whether you want to or not.
    Park officials are "fairly confident" his car is not in the park after an exhaustive search.
    GPS ping, pings from the phone, and video from the Grand Canyon entrance place his phone and car there at the Grand Canyon (from FB page):

    Find Nick Sieben Entrance video, cell ping & gps ping
    It may be easy to get lost on the reservation roads, but not for two weeks. He was last seen on Sept 3.

    It looks he was driving from West Hollywood, CA to Chicago via Rt 40 and took a side trip up to see the Grand Canyon.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/West...1136!3e0?hl=en
    Please be aware that what I type is my opinion.

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    I know of a few different people who had visions of ending their lives in the Grand Canyon. I guess it is kind of like the Golden Gate Bridge--a magnet for those wanting to end it all. I hope he just lost his phone there and moved on.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireNC View Post
    It may be easy to get lost on the reservation roads, but not for two weeks. He was last seen on Sept 3.

    It looks he was driving from West Hollywood, CA to Chicago via Rt 40 and took a side trip up to see the Grand Canyon.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/West...1136!3e0?hl=en
    BBM: No, you can get lost, specially if you run out of gas. The FB page said his last stop for gas according to his CC was in Barstow, California. The rez doesn't have a heck of a lot of gas stations in many parts of the area, residents always have a few tanks of gas at home, and one in their vehicles if they don't live in places like Cameron, Tuba City, Kayenta, etc. If you get off the main road, I 40, it's just 2 lanes for almost all of the rez, many off the 160/191/89 are dirt or primitive. Run out of gas and you're SOL on those roads because there isn't much if any traffic.
    And if someone wanted to disappear, some places you can walk 5 minutes off the road and you are gone. That's the point I'm making. If you are non-Native, the rez police hand missing person's cases over to the FBI.
    There was the case of the young man who was going on a road trip up North from Arizona, can't remember his name. He was randomly phone video-ing as he went. Had been dealing with depression, tweets/cell phone video stopped. Was found later where he had hung himself from a tree.
    I hope this isn't the case.
    I wonder if his family knows whether he's ever been to the Grand Canyon before?

    He just seemed to go "poof" after Tusayan and the park. There's got to be a gas station somewhere within 50 miles that would have seen him, security cameras or personally.
    The distance between Barstow and Tusayan is 372 miles. Tack on another 53 to get back to I 40/Williams from Tusayan, + mileage gone while in the park. 425 miles +.
    2004 Grand Prix lists up to 20 mpg city, 30 mpg hwy, with a 17 gallon tank, 510 miles tops highway, 425 sounds more reasonable for an 11 year old vehicle @25 mpg.
    I think LE should hit the gas stations within 50 miles of Williams along I 40, (that would include Flagstaff) but isn't it a rule of thumb when driving across country to gas up when you hit the 1/4 tank mark?
    If his family has any knowledge about his driving habits, that would be a plus.
    JMO.

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    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...nyon/32537521/

    ^Only local Arizona news report I could find from 2 days ago.^

    I believe this is his Twitter: https://twitter.com/_spanishdeco

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nick.sieben.33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernina View Post
    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...nyon/32537521/

    ^Only local Arizona news report I could find from 2 days ago.^

    I believe this is his Twitter: https://twitter.com/_spanishdeco

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nick.sieben.33
    Yes - I just found that, as well. And it says he never made it to California:

    Nick Sieben, 28, a Minnesota native, had been driving to California but never made it, according to his father, Rob Sieben.
    which is contrary to what is said on the website (http://findnicksieben.weebly.com):
    ...and his last know whereabouts was West Hollywood, CA on September 3rd, 2015.
    Hope he is found soon, although the descriptions of getting lost remind me of when hikers go off the trails in BC and can't find their way back to the trails, whether on purpose or not. It is not always a happy outcome.

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    Another local article:
    http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3902737.shtml

    It certainly isn't getting the coverage that missing people get when they're connected to the Grand Canyon.

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    His disappearance needs to hit Twitter at all the Arizona News stations. I tweeted Kinsey Schoefield, she may be able to get it on her Phx online news and pass it on to the station news casters.
    This is pretty ridiculous. Allison Feldman was murdered back in February and the news is all over it, her family is back east and has pressers when they come into town. It's like the media has totally disregarded this.

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    No article, but appears picture of car entering park. No other updates found.

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    AZ - Nicholas Sieben, 28, Grand Canyon, 3 September 2015

    Nicholas Sieben

    Authorities looking for missing Minnesota man last seen at Grand Canyon
    "Authorities in Minnesota are looking for a 28-year-old man who was last seen at the Grand Canyon.

    Nicholas Sieben, 28, visited Grand Canyon National Park on Sept. 3, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office in Hastings, Minn."

    http://www.abc15.com/news/state/auth...t-grand-canyon
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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