USAFA cadet candidate missing, car found at Longs Peak Trailhead

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Cadet Candidate Micah Tice

USAFA authorities are asking for the public’s help finding Cadet Candidate Micah Tice. 

Tice was last seen on the evening of Thanksgiving departing his sponsor’s home in Colorado Springs. His parents, who live in Nevada, last spoke to him on Friday around 9 p.m. 

Tice is a white man, standing 5-foot-11-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes. He drives a blue 2004 Toyota Camry with the Nevada license plate 230B70. 

Authorities reported that Tice said he was going to do some schoolwork that evening and maybe even take a hike on Saturday.

On Monday afternoon Rocky Mountain National Park rangers located Tice’s vehicle at the Longs Peak Trailhead. Search and Rescue teams will be searching the trail starting early Tuesday morning. 

The weather on Longs Peak on Saturday was poor with significant snow accumulation, extremely high winds and bitter cold temperatures.

Anyone with information can contact Academy officials at 719-375-4111 or CSPD at 719-444-7000. 

Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who has been in the Longs Peak area since Saturday morning, November 24 or who may have had contact with Tice regarding his planned route on Longs Peak. Please call Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.

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