Jefferson County, Co. – On October 13, 2011, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding a hiker who had not returned home from a day hike in the Lair O’ The Bear Park near Kittridge. Bob Johnson, 74, is an avid hiker and is a frequent visitor to the park. When he did not return home when expected, his wife went to the park and found that his car was still in the parking lot. The Alpine Rescue Team was called in, and they searched until after midnight with no success. The search efforts continue today.
Johnson is a white male, about 5’ 7” tall, 190 lbs, grey hair and blue eyes. He suffers from mild dementia, which can intensify when he is tired. His clothing description is unknown, but he is believed to be wearing a light jacket.
At 2:45 p.m. today, a reverse 911 went out to about 2500 homes within a three mile radius of the park asking for anyone who sees Johnson to call the Sheriff’s Office at 303-271-0211.
The Liar O’ The Bear Park is closed until further notice while the search is being conducted.