A 41-year-old Dodgeville man has been missing since the end of June, and his family and Iowa County authorities are asking for assistance in finding him.
Michael Upman has been missing since June 26. "It's just not like him to take off and not contact any family or friends," said his brother, Kevin Upman, who contacted SWNews4U.com looking to get the word out.
Michael seems to have left on his own. He has believed to have left in his 2000 black Chevrolet Suburban, which is also missing. It has a Wisconsin license plate 378NGL.
"We would ask people to kind of keep an eye out on barns, garages anything that would hide a vehicle," said Sgt. David J. Bauer of the Dodgeville Police Department to NBC-15 news in Madison. Several news outlets have been asked to get the word out about the disappearance.
Kevin said Michael doesn't have a history of depression, but said he did have some things going on in his personal life shortly before he left.
Still, we're told it's not like him to not contact his family for this length of time. "The disturbing part about this one is is that he was the primary caregiver for his children during the week," said Sgt. Bauer. "And for him to be away from his children for this length of time is significantly unusual."
Law enforcement believe that Upman may be within an hour of Dodgeville, and likely did not leave the Tri-State area Although by now, he could also be literally anywhere. Upman didn't appear to have a cell phone, and his bank accounts and credit cards have not shown any activity.
If you have any information about his whereabouts, or the location of his vehicle, you're asked to please contact the Dodgeville Police Department at 608-935-3238 or the Iowa Co. Sheriff's Office at 608-935-3314.