11-26-2008, 05:40 PM #1Registered User
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UT - Rose Backhaus, 54, Moab, Nov 2008
"Police are searching for Rosalie Backhaus, 54, who was last seen checking out of the La Quinta Inn in Moab at about 8 a.m. Sunday. She frequently visited the Moab area and had been there to go hiking over the weekend.
Sadler said a Grand County, Utah, team was to have conducted a limited aerial search for Backhaus on Wednesday. Authorities are looking for Backhaus’ vehicle, an off-red or burgundy 2004 Ford Explorer with a bike rack on the back and license plate number 341-JVV. Backhaus is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has blue eyes and curly brown hair.
Sadler said he learned from Backhaus’ cell phone company Wednesday that she called in and checked voice mails Sunday morning, and the cell phone signal bounced off towers servicing Taos, N.M., rather than Moab. He said he’s trying to figure out how big of a range those towers serve.
Sadler said it seems strange that Backhaus would have headed very far south from Moab when she was expected back at work at Copy Copy in Glenwood Springs the next morning."
Story at gjsentinel.com.
12-20-2008, 07:06 PM #2Registered User
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Search for Rose Backhaus focused on 2 Utah canyons
Emery County sheriff: Long search is unusual
Search for missing New Castle woman scaled back
01-18-2009, 03:43 AM #3
Search continues for missing hiker in Little Wild Horse"Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
01-20-2009, 04:37 PM #4
No new clues found in search for missing New Castle woman
Authorities discovered her Ford Explorer Nov. 24 at Goblin Valley State Park, about 70 miles west of Moab. Backhaus wasn’t located despite multiple searches by air and by foot with the help of dogs. A witness said they saw Backhaus walking into Little Wild Horse Canyon, part of a popular loop trail. Notes in her car reportedly said she’d arrived at Goblin Valley State Park Nov. 16 and was happy.
04-22-2009, 09:14 AM #5
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Whereabouts of New Castle woman still a mystery
Rose Backhaus still hasn’t been located after going missing in Utah on Nov. 16.
Bachkaus’ son, Michael Backhaus, said a formal memorial or funeral service will be held in the future once his mother is found.
“Obviously it’s hard. She was my mom. I was very close to her. I’ve already come to grips with the fact that she’s no longer here,” he said. “As far as totally letting her go, letting it lie the way it is, that’s really unacceptable to me. I won’t stop looking for her, even if Emery County does. I don’t care if I’m the last person out there looking for her. I will find her.”"Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
04-27-2009, 08:20 PM #6
Body of missing Colo. woman found in Emery County
The body of a Colorado woman who was reported missing since November was found in Emery County Saturday.
On April 25, three men who were hiking in a slot canyon came across a human body. They notified the Emery County Sheriff's Office, and deputies recovered the remains the next day.
The body was transported to the Utah Medical Examiner's Office, and later identified as 54-year-old Rose Backus.
04-27-2009, 10:27 PM #7Former Member
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I'm glad she was found. Prayers to her son.
04-28-2009, 11:36 AM #8
I'm glad she was found too, the not knowing where she was had to be so hard on her family. Prayers for all of her family and friends.
04-29-2009, 09:24 AM #9
Sheriff says hiker faced tough, short fight to live
Autopsy results showed Backhaus died of exposure, Guymon said.
He said Backhaus had wrapped herself with plastic beneath her clothing for added warmth, apparently using bags she may have brought along in case of rainy weather.
He said no notes were found with her body.
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