Jose Aranda on July 30 left his dwelling within the 3500 block of South Fairplay Approach to go to casinos in Gilpin County, one thing he routinely did, Matthew Longshore, an Aurora Police Division spokesman, mentioned. His household reported him lacking when he didn’t come dwelling.
A U.S. Forest Service ranger discovered Aranda’s automotive on Aug. 6, however there was no signal of Aranda, Gilpin County Sheriff’s Workplace spokeswoman Cherokee Blake mentioned. The Gilpin County alpine search and rescue together with a workforce from Jefferson County appeared for Aranda and any clues as to his whereabouts.
“They got here up with nothing,” Blake mentioned.
Aranda’s final recognized whereabouts have been at a on line casino, which he left about eight p.m. on July 30 . He made a money withdrawal at a Wells Fargo on South Sable Avenue in Aurora earlier than driving to the mountain on line casino city, Longshore mentioned. He additionally left his cellphone at dwelling that day, which the household mentioned was uncommon.
“It’s odd that we discovered his car on a mud street about 13 miles exterior Black Hawk and he has not turned up,” he mentioned.
Authorities mentioned the household is just not conscious of any psychological disabilities or substance abuse points, and police even appeared into his betting habits that day and didn’t discover something uncommon, Blake mentioned.
She described the disappearance as “baffling.”
Anybody with data on Aranda’s whereabouts or who might have seen him at casinos that day can name the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Workplace at (303) 582-1061, ext. 1347 or Aurora police at (303) 739-6041 or Metro Denver Crimestoppers at (720) 913-7867.