Missing Mass. man’s car found abandoned in parking lot in NH’s White Mountains, officials say

A car that belongs to a lacking Massachusetts man who could have disappeared whereas mountain climbing was lately found abandoned in a parking lot close to a path in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, authorities mentioned.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says it was notified on Sunday of a potential lacking individual whose car was found parked on the Crawford Path parking lot in Carroll.

A subsequent investigation carried out by a U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer revealed that the car’s proprietor, 65-year-old William Neal Donovan, of Cambridge, had been “unaccounted for and not seen for about two weeks,” in response to Fish and Game.

“Donovan appears to be an avid hiker, but a search of his vehicle revealed several pieces of hiking gear that would have been beneficial if he was planning a hike in the White Mountains,” Fish and Game officials wrote in a information launch. “It is assumed he went for a hike but this has not yet been confirmed.”

No proof or clues of Donovan’s whereabouts had been detected throughout a search of the Crawford Path Trailhead and across the drainages and trails together with Crawford Path, Edmands Path, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Pierce, and the ridgeline connecting them.

“There is still several feet of deep snow in the higher elevations which hampered search efforts at the higher elevations,” Fish and Game officials famous.

Investigators consider that Donovan doubtless arrived at Crawford Path on April 16 and a search of his Cambridge house revealed a handwritten notice indicating his need to presumably hike Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Adams, in response to Cambridge police.

“At this time there is little to no information known regarding Donovan’s history, capabilities, gear, or intention. Donovan lives alone and did not leave an itinerary of what his plans consist of,” Fish and Game acknowledged. “Because he has been unaccounted for 2 weeks all immediate search activities have been postponed until further information comes forth to indicate where he might have traveled.”

The space between the Crawford Path parking lot and the summit of Mt. Adams is big and huge with a number of mountain climbing trails and miles of dense forest.

Anyone with info on Donovan’s whereabouts is urged to contact New Hampshire State Police Troop F at 603-846-3333, or e-mail Lieutenant Mark Ober at [email protected].

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