Dating army ranger disappearing act
The ranch is in Conejos County, which is bigger than Rhode Island, with 8,000 residents and no stoplights.
Sheep graze in the sunshine; potatoes and barley are grown here and trucked north to Denver.
It took the Kellers and their 17-year-old daughter, Hannah, less than 24 hours to get to the ranch from Tennessee, flying into Albuquerque, New Mexico, and renting a car for the three-and-a-half-hour drive north. In the morning, at 6 a.m., the professional search began: starting at what searchers call the point last seen, the ranch’s big ponderosa pine gate, a deputy fire chief from La Plata County named Roy Vreeland, 64, and his Belgian malinois scent dog, Cayenne, picked up a direction of travel, which pointed up Forest Road 250.
More dogs arrived from Albuquerque—and identified different directions of travel or none at all.