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Police asking for help in search for man who went missing en route to Colorado

Published: Thursday, July 2 2015 5:52 p.m. MDT

Robin Putnam, 25, went missing while on a train en route from California to Colorado. His family believes he got off in Salt Lake City on July 8. ( Salt Lake City Police Department) Robin Putnam, 25, went missing while on a train en route from California to Colorado. His family believes he got off in Salt Lake City on July 8. ( Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police are asking for help in locating a man who went missing on a train from California to Colorado and may be in Utah.

Robin Putnam, 25, was traveling on an Amtrak train from Oakland, Calif. to Grand Junction, Colo. earlier this week, but while his belongings made it to Colorado, Putnam did not, according to a news release from the Salt Lake City Police Department. Family members told police they think the man got off the train in Salt Lake City during a 3 a.m. stop on July 8.

Putnam is 6-foot-1, 140 pounds with blond hair, blue eyes and possibly wearing glasses, police said. The man is considered missing and endangered due to mental health issues.

Those with information about Putnam's whereabouts have been asked to call 801-799-3000. Anonymous tips can be sent by text message to CRIMES (274637), beginning with the keyword TIPSLCPD. Those contacting police about Putnam can reference case number 12-119999.

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