No signs of Palmer man who went missing near Hope

A Palmer man who disappeared near Hope was still missing Monday afternoon.

Earl “Rocky” Ashworth III, 56, walked away from his campsite near Mile 56 of the Seward Highway Friday night and headed in an unknown direction, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch. Ashworth is a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue T-shirt with cut off sleeves and an American eagle on the front. Troopers who conducted a hasty search of the area near where Ashworth disappeared were unable to locate him. A helicopter crew, along with volunteers from the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group, and two teams of search dogs were also unable to locate Ashworth. Anyone with information relating to the whereabouts of Ashworth should contact the Alaska State Troopers or a local police department.

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