Search still on for missing man

State police are continuing to ask for the public’s help as they search for Scott Haworth, a Massachusetts man who is believed to have gone missing while hiking in the Dix Mountain Wilderness Area.

“(We’re) asking the public for any help that they can offer us,” State police spokeswoman Jennifer Fleishman said. “If they locate, while they’re hiking, any articles of clothing, any items that they believe might belong to Scott Haworth, to call us so that we can check it out.”

Haworth, of Chicopee, Mass., was last seen at the Valley Grocery in Keene Valley on Sept. 5. State police later found his car, a 2002 Ford Escort, parked at the Round Pond Trailhead to the Dix Mountain Wilderness on Sept. 10.

Haworth was last seen at work on Aug. 25, where he is employed at a bulk mail center in Springfield, according to Chicopee police. He was reported missing a week later after not showing up to work.

Despite an extensive search, state police have reported that they have found no evidence of his activities other than his appearance in the grocery store and finding his car.

Forest rangers, a state police Special Operations Response Team and a K-9 unit have been used to search for Haworth. On Friday, search parties planned to concentrate on Elk Lake, Box Car Pond and Cranberry Pond.

Haworth is an experienced hiker who frequently hikes alone. He is a white male, 46 years old, is 6 feet tall, weighs 165 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

“From what we understand from the family, it was common for him to take long hikes, extended day hikes,” Fleishman said. “This isn’t necessarily out of the ordinary for him.”

Anyone who may have seen Scott Haworth or any items that may belong to the lost hiker can call the New York State Police in Ray Brook, 518-897-2000.