By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Park County authorities launched a search for a missing Indiana man on Thursday after finding his jeep parked in an area northwest of Cody.
Lance Daghy was reported missing from Hobart, Indiana, earlier this week. On Thursday afternoon, the Park County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 2018 red Jeep Wrangler with an Indiana registration being parked near the Sunlight Creek Bridge for a couple of days with no one around.
Investigators determined that the vehicle, which is registered to Daghy, had been in the area since Sunday.
Daghy is described as a white man standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. He has blue eyes and sandy blonde hair.
According to a social media post by Ashlyn Daghy, Lance Daghy’s daughter, the man has been missing from Hobart since June 2.
“He left with no cell phone, any belongings, or mention of where he was going – this is completely out of his character,” she wrote. “He has no social media. We are unsure if he is still in the area. He is unarmed and not dangerous.”
Ashlyn Daghy declined an interview with Cowboy State Daily on Friday, saying it was not an appropriate time to make a lengthy comment.
“We are just hoping for a safe return at this point,” she said.
Park County Search and Rescue is searching in the area with ground teams to locate Daghy. It was not known whether the missing man had the appropriate equipment and supplies for a multi-day wilderness excursion.
The Park County Sheriff’s Office reported Daghy has no real backpacking or camping experience and no known ties to the area.
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with knowledge about Daghy to call 307-527-8700 or 307-754-8700.