June 7, 2016
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Family Missing in Western Boulder County Found Safe
The Hoyt family was found in Longmont
Boulder County, Colo. - They Hoyt family, who was reported missing earlier today, has been found in Longmont.
We are appreciative of the assistance of the media for their for spreading the descriptions of the missing family and their vehicle. After seeing the story on the news, several citizens called to tell us they saw the family earlier in the day in Nederland. Ultimately Officer Josh Follett, of the Nederland Marshall's Office, while driving his personal vehicle, saw the family truck headed into Longmont and contacted communications. The information was shared with Longmont Police, who contacted the family at the corner of Ute Hwy and North Main Street in Longmont.
The family said they ran out of gas and money and had difficulty getting home, that is why they were late. All of the children are safe and headed back to their residence in Weld County. The family was unaware of the search, because their cell phone batteries had died.