Missing Utah man, daughter located in Las Vegas


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RIVERDALE, Weber County — A man and his 2-year-old daughter who went missing after a minor vehicle crash Tuesday have been located in Las Vegas, family members confirmed to KSL TV.

Earlier Wednesday, Josh Stinger and his daughter, Gabby, were reportedly seen on the Las Vegas Strip, according to Riverdale Police Lt. Casey Warren.

They were located just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, family members told KSL.

He said police were able to use cellphone and debit card financial records to pinpoint Las Vegas. From there, they called businesses and interviewed people that may have seen the missing man and his daughter.

“We spoke to an individual who identified them and said they did see them at a restaurant,” Warren said. That report came around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Riverdale police were working with Las Vegas authorities to locate the pair, Warren said. A Las Vegas Metro Police Department spokesman said Riverdale police were leading the case but Las Vegas police would help if needed.

Stinger and Gabby were last seen Tuesday morning after they were involved in the crash around 9:30 a.m., Warren said. Stinger spoke with officers and then called his family to tell them he was headed home but never returned home.

Family members then contacted police for help. Maribel Stinger, Josh’s wife, told KSL that her husband has a slight disability that can cause him to become frightened and want to flee.

Gabby has cancer and needs to be home in her bed, not out in the cold, Maribel Stinger said.

“That’s one of the concerns for us, is he having some sort of medical issue that’s causing him to be irrational and leave, which could put himself and (Gabby) in danger with their condition,” Warren added.


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