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Searchers find no sign of Colorado woman

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CASTLE DALE — The search for a Colorado woman who has been missing for more than a week continued Wednesday in Utah's Goblin Valley area.

Searchers began working the area at daylight after interrupting the search late Tuesday night.

"We are now waiting on search dogs which should arrive (Wednesday) afternoon," Emery County Sheriff Lamar Guymon said. "We have been searching all morning and the helicopters are filling up with fuel again and they will continue aiding in the search."

Rose Backhaus, 54, was last seen checking out of a Moab motel on Nov. 16. For the past week, police in Grand and San Juan counties have been looking for her. On Monday, Backhaus' sport utility vehicle was found parked at the Little Wild Horse Canyon trailhead in Emery County.

Backhaus is described as white, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds with brown curly hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Emery County Sheriff's Office at 435-381-2404.

— Ethan Thomas