South Salt Lake police find missing couple, say they were on road trip

(Photo courtesy of South Salt Lake police) Ryan Boken

South Salt Lake police on Saturday said a couple, deemed missing a day earlier, have been found safe.

Police had been looking to explain why Ryan Boken and Molly Bock had disappeared.

“They are safe and well after a long unexpected road trip,” Sgt. Gary Keller said in a news release. “Ryan, Molly and their dog are currently staying with family in Arizona."

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Police are trying to find a couple living in South Salt Lake who haven’t been heard from since Wednesday.

Ryan Boken and Molly Bock, both 27, their dog and both their vehicles are missing, according to South Salt Lake police news release. Police said “unexplained circumstances” surround the disappearance.

(Photo courtesy of South Salt Lake police) Molly Bock

The last time anyone made contact with the couple was around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

“The couple has very close family ties and they share phone calls on a daily basis,” the release states. Police said Boken’s phone is turned off, and Bock’s was left at their home.

Bock is described as white, 130 pounds and 6-feet tall. She has chest-length dark brown hair, brown eyes, a nostril and septum piercing and tattoos on her arms, hips, rib cage and feet. Boken is also described as white. He is 6-foot-2, 150 pounds, with short brown hair, brown eyes and arm tattoos.

The dog is a 40-pound, black-and-white pit bull mix.

One of the missing vehicles is a dark silver or gray 2016 Toyota Rav 4, with Utah license plate number W43-8ML. The other is a black 2014 Subaru Outback, with Utah license plate number W68-8RE.

Anyone with information on the couple’s whereabouts can call police at 801-840-4000.