One year memorial held for missing Utah man

Story-1NORTH OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – Family and friends of Joshua Easley gathered in a North Ogden neighborhood to release balloons as they cling onto hope one year after he disappeared.

Hugs were shared and tears were shed as family and friends of Joshua Easley gathered in the same spot where hiscar was found one year ago.

“There’s no word on where he is, what happened to him or quite possibly what the deal is, it’s just we’re looking for our son,” said David Martin, Joshua’s father.

Joshua went missing on April 21, 2014. when his car was found, it had no gas, and the keys were found in the street.

“That’s the strange stuff about it, his car and his keys were found here, and no word calling us saying “Hey can you send me money, I ran out of gas,” and he never ran his car below half a tank, to him that was out of gas,” said Martin

Joshua’s father believes someone drove the car to North Ogden, as Joshua himself had no ties to the area and was staying in St. George with his parents when he disappeared.

“He was with us for 3 to 4 weeks, he was going to move to California to be with his cousin and work down there with him and was traveling back and forth,” said Martin

His father says Joshua had a close relationship with his family and can’t imagine him going this long without contacting anyone.

“I find very hard to believe because we talked to him everyday or every other day that’s not a possibility, somethings restricting him from calling his mother,” said Martin.

And as they released their balloons into the air in his memory they hope someone out there with answers to where Joshua is will come forward and give them peace.

If you have any information about Joshua’s whereabouts you are asked to call Dr. Rhoades or Det. Olsen with the North Ogden Police Department at 801-629-8221. Det. Minnick with the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300. Or the anonymous tip line at 435-627-4373.


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