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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. - The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Matthew Abraham has been found in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Abraham is currently in the custody of the Salt Lake City Police, who are evaluating his medical condition, the sheriff's office said.
The Abraham family is making arrangements to reunite with their son.
The 21 year old went missing after suffering a head injury at Henry Cowell State Park in Felton on Saturday.
UPDATE (4:45 p.m. Friday):
The family of missing 21-year-old Matthew Abraham held a news conference Friday afternoon to announce that Matthew has been spotted in Nevada.
Family members say they were able to confirm through surveillance video that Matthew was at a gas station in Sparks, Nev.
Deputies and volunteers have stopped the local search.
UPDATE (3:45 p.m. Friday):
Deputies, dog teams, and dozens of volunteers from San Mateo and Santa Clara have been searching for missing person Matthew Abraham for the past 36 hours.
Central Coast News has learned that hundreds of volunteers have been collecting water, food and other items for the searchers. The man who found Abraham when he suffered a head injury this past weekend at Henry Cowell State Park has also been helping in the search.
UPDATE (12:30 p.m. Friday):
Santa Cruz Sheriff's investigators are working on a tip that a man matching the description of Matthew Abraham may have been seen around 8:15 a.m. Thursday boarding a bus at 4th and King St. in San Francisco and heading toward Sparks, Nevada.
Investigators say the man may have been seen at a gas station in Nevada. They are working to get surveillance video from the gas station to the family, so they can confirm whether it is in fact Abraham in the video.
Authorities are not sure, but it's possible Abraham is with someone else.
A Search and Rescue Team will continue to search his Scotts Valley home, as well as areas such as Henry Cowell State Park, and areas around UCSC until they can confirm this tip.
As of 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team had sent another group out into the mountains of Scotts Valley and Felton to look for Matt Abraham, with a command post at Scotts Valley Fire Protection District. The Sheriff's Office has not released anymore updates as to his whereabouts at this point. Central Coast News has a crew on scene.
In this YouTube video, Abraham talks about a head injury he sustained this past weekend at Henry Cowell State Park.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing man.
Matthew Austin Abraham, 21, sustained a head injury on Saturday at Henry Cowell State Park in Felton, deputies said. Abraham may be disoriented or not know his current location due to his head injury.
According to the sheriff's office, Abraham has been thinking about his accident and keeps talking about the train trestle above the San Lorenzo River in Henry Cowell State Park and a hollowed out group of trees near the same train trestle. Abraham has recently talked about the observation deck in Henry Cowell State Park and the hiking trails above UC Santa Cruz.
It is unknown what clothing Abraham is wearing other than he has rainbow colored running shoes on and a large black backpack. Abraham is possibly wearing an unknown style bracelet and a necklace with a cross on it.
Deputies said it's not known when Abraham left his home or his direction of travel.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office at (831) 471-1121.
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