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US Air Force Academy looking for cadet candidate missing since Friday

Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 21:02:30-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Air Force Academy is asking for help in finding a cadet candidate who was last heard from Friday night.

The academy says that Micah Tice, 20, was last seen at his sponsor’s home in Colorado Springs on Thursday evening and that his parents, who live in Nevada, last spoke with him around 9 p.m. on Friday.

The academy says that Tice told his parents he was going to do schoolwork on Friday evening and possibly go hiking on Saturday. It said his last phone signal was received Saturday near Woodman and I-25.

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers found Tice's vehicle at the Longs Peak trailhead Monday afternoon, the park said. The park's search and rescue team are coordinating efforts that will begin Tuesday morning. The teams plan to focus on the Longs Peak Trail that goes to the Keyhole and Chasm Junction areas.

Tice is described as a white man who is 5-foot-11 and about 160 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes. He drives a blue 2003 Toyota Camry with Nevada license plate 230B70.

The academy says its security team and local law enforcement have been searching the area but ask anyone with information about Tice’s whereabouts to call the academy at 719-375-4111 or Colorado Springs police at 719-444-7000.

RMNP says it is also looking for anyone who has been in the Longs Peak area since Saturday morning or who may have spoken to Tice and asks them to call 970-586-1204.