DEC 5, 2022
Dylan Rounds was last heard from on May 28, 2022, when he spoke with his maternal grandmother on the phone, according to Dylan’s mother, Candice. Dylan apparently said he had to hang up because it was raining and he needed to move equipment on his farm. In 2019, Dylan purchased a farm in Lucin, Utah with his paternal grandfather. Lucin is right on the Utah/Nevada border and Dylan lived alone on the property in a camper. Two days after that phone call with his grandmother, Dylan’s mother reported him missing. Candice told Dateline her son’s truck and the boots he always wore were found on his farm. On July 7, 2022, the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office announced that 58-year-old James Brenner is considered a suspect in Dylan's disappearance. Dateline spoke with Box Elder County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Cade Palmer who said that Dylan and James Brenner are "probably each other's closest neighbor, which was maybe 5 miles apart." Palmer would not expand on the evidence that led officials to name Brenner a suspect, but did say that they have collected "substantial evidence" and "it seems like every bit of good evidence that we find points more at Brenner." The chief deputy told Dateline that while searching for Dylan, officials found evidence that supported the fact that "a homicide likely occurred." Palmer added that Brenner is not talking to law enforcement about Dylan's disappearance at this time. Dateline reached out to Brenner’s attorney for comment but has not yet heard back. A reward totaling $200,000 is being offered for information directly leading to Dylan’s safe return or the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his disappearance. Chief Deputy Palmer encourages anyone with tips to reach out to the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
via direct message. The Sheriff’s office can also be reached at 435-734-3800.