Troopers suspend search for missing Nome man

    36-year-old Joseph Balderas has been missing for over a week.

    NOME, Alaska (AP) — The search has been suspended for a Nome man missing for more than a week.

    Alaska State Troopers say they've ended the search for 36-year-old Joseph Balderas pending any new leads.

    The search for Balderas began after he failed to show up for work June 27 at his job as a law clerk in the Nome court.

    Balderas' vehicle was found along the Nome-Council Highway, and Alaska State Troopers say he may have been mountain running or hiking off the road.

    In a web posting Tuesday, troopers say the intensive seven-day search involving multiple agencies turned up no evidence to Balderas' current location.

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