It has been nearly three weeks since 73-year-old Troy Schmeltz went missing from the Yuma Lakes R-V Resort. Authorities have searched the area and found his footprints leading up to the Gila Gravity Canal. Officials went as far as to bring detector dogs and divers to the scene, but they found no trace of Schmeltz. There is a chance that the missing man has simply left the area, but officials consider that unlikely, as they have been tracking his credit cards and financial records, and nothing has come up. Alfonso Zavala with the Yuma County Sheriffs Office says they are not giving up hope that he is found.
Schmeltz went missing on Valentine’s Day. He is described as standing six foot tall and 215 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. Schmeltz was last seen wearing a blue shirt, beige shorts and a beige hat.