Man finds what ‘detectives missed’ while searching for missing man Jordan Boone
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Featured Image Credit: TikTok / @ry_of_the_desert / Facebook/Missing: Jordan Boone and Lily the pit mix dog
A man has declared he's found what ‘detectives missed’ in their search for missing man Jordan Boone.
TikToker Ryan was out digging in the scorching Utah desert when he claimed he discovered a 'crime scene' after coming across an abandoned backpack and guitar.
Ryan, known online as @ry_of_the_desert, took to TikTok to share with viewers the discovery he had made and just a week later, he's convinced he's found even more clues to solve the bizarre mystery. Check it out:
In his first video, posted 22 May, Ryan showed his 62.1k followers a load of 'random' items including a backpack and guitar that had seemingly been discarded down a ravine.
Moving further along the off-beaten track, the man found clothes that were partially covered by the sand, noting that it was a 'creepy' discovery.
The description for the original video read: "This is the strangest thing I've ever found out in the desert. I was out researching an archaeological site when I happened across this scene. Very, creepy."
Ryan went on to give his followers an update after posting the first clip, revealing: "Within 48 hours of posting that video, I was contacted by a family member of a man who was missing, who'd gone missing a year and a half ago.
"Not too far from here actually.
"I sent all my photos off to this family. As a side note, I did contact the authorities. I know a bunch of you guys were really worried about that."
According to Ryan, the family were adamant that the items pictured belonged to their relative.
Ryan said: "The owner of those items happened to be Jordan Boone.
"I know that name has been dropped a few times, but I'm confirming it."
Boone was last seen on August 6, 2021. His car had broken down in the San Rafael Swell in Sevier County, Utah.
He was picked up by a passerby and taken to a fire station to have his vitals checked before being put up for the night in a hotel in Emery County until someone could pick him up the following morning.
He left the hotel at some point in the night or the morning after and his last confirmed location was a T-Mobile store in Moab.
Ryan continued: "Moving forward, I'm here to figure out where he went. I don't know why he was out here, but I know he was here.
"I hope I can provide enough information to satisfy your guys' thirst for knowledge."
And, just a week after that first video, Ryan did exactly that in another exploration video.
He captioned the three-minute-long clip: "A week after I made the initial discovery of Jordan Boone's backpack, guitar and other items, I found something completely unexpected….something that the detectives missed."
He found a 'few items' including a phone charger, torch, cellphone, watch and 'some sort of plastic rubber strap-looking thing'.
He said: "I mean I'm assuming that they belong to Jordan however I'm going to leave them there."
Ryan went on to pan to the detectives' vehicle tracks adding: "What's funny is though, this is their side-by-side tracks right here.
"So they drove literally maybe 10 feet away from their tracks and they didn't see it."
UNILAD has contacted Grand County Sheriff's Office for an update on the investigation into Boone's disappearance.