Search underway for local man, 21, who went missing during winter storm |

Search underway for local man, 21, who went missing during winter storm

Members of Heninger's family posted these three photos of the young man along with a call for help on Facebook Sunday afternoon.
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Officials from throughout Grand County are currently searching for a missing 21-year-old man named Spencer Klay Heninger, who left his home on Red Dirt Hill early Sunday morning and has not been seen since.

At approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning, an intoxicated Heninger left his home near County Road 87 in unincorporated Grand County, according to Lt. Dan Mayer with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities are uncertain where Heninger went after leaving his home and have been searching the local neighborhood, surrounding woods and nearby towns for the man.

Members of Heninger’s family said the man was wearing a blue and black plaid T-shirt, jeans and military boots when he left his home Sunday. Officials said he was not wearing a coat and, at the time he left, it was snowing and the temperatures were frigid.

Local law enforcement were notified at around noon Sunday of Heninger’s missing status and a search and rescue operation was initiated, focusing on the area northeast of County Road 87 and Red Dirt Hill, heading towards the Fraser River and on the back side of the Granby Ranch ski area mountain.

Law enforcement was able to ping Heninger’s cellular phone Sunday, in both the Winter Park and Granby areas, but authorities now believe the phone is not with Heninger and was left in a separate individual’s vehicle.

Heninger, who is originally from Hooper, Utah, moved to Grand County last fall and lives with his younger brother at a residence between Tabernash and Granby. He is described as being roughly five-feet-five-inches tall and weighing 150 pounds with light brown hair.

If you have any information about Heninger or know of his whereabouts, contact the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, 970-725-3347, or Granby Police Department, 970-887-3007.

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