UPDATE: Sloan found deceased; foul play is not suspected

SCOTTSBLUFF -- The family of Joseph Sloan, 37, of rural Gering, announced February 25 that Sloan "is no longer with us on this earth."

At 12:13 p.m. on February 22,  Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office announced they were looking for Sloan. 

The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Department issued the following statement Monday:

"Family members located Joseph Sloan deceased in a rural area of Laramie County, Wyoming on Saturday afternoon, February 25, 2023.  Foul play is not suspected.  The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation in Wyoming.

 Our department worked closely with the family and other agencies during the search for Joseph.  

We wish to thank the Nebraska State Patrol (the Air Wing spent many hours on the search over two days), the Goshen County Sheriff’s Office (Torrington WY),  the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office (Cheyenne WY),  and the Wyoming Highway Patrol for the assistance they provided."

Sloan is described as a white male, 6-feet tall, weighing 155 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last known to be driving around the LaGrange, Wyo., area.

Sloan was last seen Monday, February 20, according to a social media post by his sister. He was believed to have been driving a 2012 silver Toyota Tundra Crewmax with Nebraska plates 21-67BE.