Man who went missing on way to job interview found dead in Tooele County

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Johnny Doerr. Image courtesy Doerr family.

Johnathan Doerr. Image courtesy Doerr family.

TOOELE, Utah — A man who went missing while on his way to a job interview in Tooele County last week has been found dead, and police say it appears the man left his vehicle after it got stuck in the snow.

Johnathan Doerr, 19 of Tooele, was reported missing January 26 after he left for a job interview at Energy Solutions.

Lt. Ron Johnson of the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office said the man called interviewers around 10 a.m. that day and said he was going to be late, but he never arrived for the interview.

The man’s body was located Tuesday evening about a mile from Energy Solutions off of I-80, near mile marker 49. Investigators located the man’s car and say it appears his vehicle got stuck in the snow.

Police believe that after several failed attempts to free his vehicle, Doerr began walking out of the area to find help. While a medical examiner will conduct an autopsy, police say it appears the man died of exposure.

Loved ones say Doerr’s girlfriend is expecting a baby girl, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to assist with funeral expenses and to help Doerr’s daughter.

Doerr’s girlfriend, Mickey Key, spoke to Fox 13 News about the tragic loss, click here for her interview. 

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