Raymond Dean Shurtz
North American Missing Persons Network
Raymond Dean Shurtz

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Above Images: Shurtz, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 26, 2005 from Cedar City, Millard County, Utah
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 21, 1931
  • Age: 74
  • Height: 6'1" 74-76 inches
  • Weight: 130-145 lbs
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Cyst on right hand,
    upper dentures.
  • Medical Conditions: Raymond suffers from Alzheimer's
    disease and dementia.
  • Clothing & Jewelry: "Levi's" jeans, Cowboy
    belt with buckle, white athletic shoes, orange cap with
    "Conoco" written on it, black jacket. Glasses with wire frames.
  • AKA: Dean Shurtz
  • Case Number: M-705426653
  • NCIC Number: 05-004235

  • Details of Disappearance
    Raymond, who also goes by Dean, left his residence on November 26, 2005 and was seen later that day in Millard County, UT. He told his sister that he was heading to his home in Boulder. A Millard County Sheriff's deputy reported stopping Shurtz near Fillmore around 4 p.m. But neither the police or his family knew he was heading in the wrong direction when he was stopped.

    On November 28, 2005, witnesses saw his vehicle off the Ute Exit 80 off of I-15 in Nevada and saw a person with the vehicle though they could not recall the description of the person with the vehicle.

    The vehicle was found on December 1, 2005 in the Valley of Fire between Mesquite and Las Vegas, Nevada. The truck, a green 1996 Ford Ranger, was found locked in a rest stop parking lot. Debit card transactions place Shurtz in Cedar City and again in Fillmore. The card has not been used since. Raymond suffers from early stages of Alzheimer's disease. He may be headed to Escalante, UT, Boulder, UT or to Arizona.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cedar City Police Department
    (435) 586-2955

    Source Information
    Utah Dept of Public
    Salt Lake Tribune