Parents fear for son missing from Amtrak in SLC

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Colorado mother is fearful for the health of her 25-year-old son who disappeared after stepping off an Amtrak train in Salt Lake City seven weeks ago.

Cindy Putnam says son Robin Putnam was suffering from panic attacks before boarding a train en route home from art school in California to Grand Junction, Co. His identification, laptop, journal and other belongings arrived in Colorado, but he didn't.

His parents have spent more than $10,000 traveling to and from Utah looking for their son in Salt Lake City after receiving tips by people who think they spotted him.

His mother says business owner have reported seeing a man fitting his description wandering like a homeless person but not panhandling. She is fearful after one report noted he appeared to be starving.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 at 03:01 PM
    This is what happens when doctors don't take panic attacks seriously and/or won't prescribe medication that actually works. I hope he is found, soon, and that he is well.
  • by JW Location: GJ on Aug 23, 2012 at 01:19 PM
    I have been there with my own son. I am praying for the safe return of his young man to his family.
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