Jose “Pepe” Pereda still missing after week-long search
The Fremont County Sheriff’s office issued another statement Wednesday afternoon on the status of Jose “Pepe” Pereda:
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for 70-year-old Jose “Pepe” Pereda who disappeared from the Riverton area on Wednesday, September 5th. Pereda was last seen travelling south on South Federal Boulevard at 11:30AM, his only known destination was the Sand Draw Landfill outside of town, he never arrived.
Pereda was operating a single cab 2002 Toyota Tundra, white in color, missing both rear hub caps, with Wyoming 10 County registration. The vehicle was last seen with trash in the bed of the truck. Pereda is described as recently having memory loss and may be disoriented and or confused.
Over the last several days the Sheriff’s Office has utilized fixed winged aircraft to search thousands of acres in the Sand Draw and Gas Hills areas, as well as areas further south of Beaver Rim. Other areas of the county have also been examined without results.
“Mr. Pereda has disappeared, there have been no sightings in the last 7 days as of Wednesday morning”, said Undersheriff Ryan Lee. “We have searched a very large area of Fremont County with absolutely no results, no evidence, and no further leads to act upon at this time” said Lee. An investigation into his disappearance is being jointly conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and the Wind River Police Department.
We ask the community to please phone in any information they may have concerning Mr. Pereda’s welfare. We also ask that Antelope hunters who will be in remote desolate areas of the County this weekend help keep an extra eye out.
Mr. Pereda is described as a Hispanic Male, 70 years of age, 5’7″/130LBS. He was last seen wearing a Gray/Black flannel long sleeve shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information is urged to immediately contact the Sheriff’s Office at 307-332-5611