MANHATTAN, KS - A Manhattan man who has been missing for more than a month - is found dead in Utah.
A hitchhiker found the body of 54-year-old David Welch in his van at the bottom of a ravine along Interstate 70.
Police say it was a single vehicle crash.
His family reported him missing since the beginning of September when he left his home on without saying where he was going.
Welch's wife is a Kansas State University professor. Since he was reported missing, authorities had been out in the county searching for Welch.
His car was found about 50 miles west of Green River, Utah and 770 miles west of Manhattan.
Authorities say evidence indicates the accident happened in early September, but the van couldn't be seen from the highway.