Maricopa County Sheriff’s Officials say a man was reported missing after his vehicle was found abandoned in the Tonto National Forest.
Sixty-year-old Michael Salvatore Mariani’s vehicle was found on Forest Road 41, east of I-17 and Table Mesa Road on Thursday.
A passerby found the vehicle stuck in a wash with a note saying he was injured and needed help. The note said he was walking “west”, which would be toward I-17.
However, Mariani has not yet been located.
He normally wears t-shirts and gym-style shorts, but his current clothing is not known. He’s 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
If seen or know of his whereabouts, please contact MCSO at 602-876-1011 reference report # IR21-024071.