Two other area cases involving missing men have had different results.
--A 58-year-old Page man who was reported missing last week returned to his Wahweap home Monday, according to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office. John Joseph Corber's wife called National Park Service rangers on January 24 when she found he was not in the home and he had left his wallet, keys and cellphone behind. She said she had last seen him on the couch when she went to bed, and when she went out to check on him at around 2 a.m. he was gone, the Lake Powell Chronicle reported. Officials with the Sheriff's office said Wednesday that Corber had left his home voluntarily and gone to visit a friend in Tucson.
--The search continues for former Sedona Pastor Jim Schwartz, who went missing from his Village of Oak Creek home in mid-October. The family rallied the Sedona community in the wake of his disappearance, organizing people on ATVs, horseback and foot to comb northern Arizona hiking trails. Deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office also conducted an extensive search after he went missing, with search dogs and assistance from a Guardian Air helicopter, but the search was called off not long after. Schwartz was an avid hiker and took some minimal outdoors survival gear with him when he left. He is believed to have been wearing a black T-shirt, light gray fleece, khaki pants, a blue jacket and hiking boots. He is said to be 5 feet 8 inches tall and around 190 pounds with graying hair. His family continues to post updates to a Facebook page called Find Jim Schwartz, where they update the community on their search efforts and recently organized a 24 hour prayer vigil.
-- Eric Betz