Police said the search for Fritz Helland was transitioning Monday. Operating under the belief that the man may have sought shelter given the cold weather that came in Wednesday, Hoyal and the Helland family are asking residents to check their yards, vehicles, sheds and outbuildings for any sign of Helland or his dog.
It is unclear if Fritz Helland and his dog are still together. The dog has a collar with the phone number of one of Fritz Helland's sons on it. It has one ear that flops down and is overweight.
Frtiz Helland is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has white hair, blue eyes and speaks with an accent. It is believed he was wearing a brown or tan jacket and a gray trapper hat.
No large search effort is currently planned, but those with any possible information are asked to call 801-743-7000.
As the days pass without answers, Jacob Helland became emotional, pausing before speaking about the state of his family. His clear blue eyes, just like those seen in photos of his father, turn wet.
"We're prepared," he said. "We're prepared no matter what the outcome might be. We would just like to find it."
Contributing: Sandra Yi
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