Emergency crews are still looking for Alex Fossgreen, the 23-year-old Scotts Valley area man who has not been seen in days.
According to Brenda Armstrong of the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, Fossgreen left his home on foot at 4:45 a.m. Friday morning amid depression regarding a recent break-up with his fiance.
Fossgreen, five-feet-seven-inches and 135 pounds, is a Scotts Valley High School graduate with short brown hair, a goatee and hazel eyes.
"Alex enjoys hiking and often hiked in an area commonly called 'Narnia' in the northeastern part of Henry Cowell State Park, the UCSC Meadow area, Pogonip Park and the abandoned quarry off Mount Hermon," Armstrong said in an email to Patch. "Family and friends are requesting help from local hikers to search these areas."
Fossgreen's father, Don, said his son has never left home without telling anyone before.
"We don't have an inkling of where he has gone and his friends are as shocked as we are," Don Fossgreen said. "He has no money or credit cards, so you think he'd have to interact with somebody. We would greatly appreciate anything that would help us connect with him.”
Fossgreen did take his passport with him, but Sheriff's Lt. Steve Carney said that without money it's unlikely he will get close to an international border.
"We're thinking he headed north and we're going to check out Fall Creek tomorrow," Carney said Monday night.
Search and Rescue crews will continue their efforts in the coming days. Flyers have also been posted around the county.
If you have seen Fossgreen or have any information regarding his whereabouts contact the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office at 831-471-1121.