A 24-year-old Provo man and avid cyclist who was declared missing yesterday was found dead last night.
Andrew Ungerman had been missing since the morning of Thursday, Mar. 13. His family reported him missing to the Provo Police Monday night around 8 p.m.
“We would like to thank all those who have helped in the efforts to find Andrew. He has been found, but tragically we will not see him again in this life,” said the FIND Andrew Ungerman Facebook page Monday evening, the page which was set up in an effort to find the missing Provo cyclist.
Ungerman’s father, Mark Ungerman, last saw him on Mar. 12, according to the Provo Police Facebook page. Andrew Ungerman left on foot with only a backpack, which is very unusual since he was an avid cyclist, said family friend Staci Peters.
Family and friends searched extensively for Andrew Ungerman in Provo Canyon and the Provo foothills near his home.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the Ungerman family, and appreciation goes to all those who participated in the search for this young man,” said the Provo Police Facebook page.
Andrew Ungerman’s family has received an outpouring of support from friends, family and community members who helped search for him and are now joining together to remember him.
“I never had the privilege of meeting someone who had such an impact on so many people, and for that I feel robbed. Sending love to all those in grief,” Brett Shell posted on the FIND Andrew Facebook page, which has become a memorial page for Andrew Ungerman.
“Andrew was a faithful bicycle committee meeting attender and always helped organize good things,” posted Carol Ann Litser. “I’m really grateful for his positivity and commitment and that we could be in each other’s lives.”
“To my brother Andrew, may flights of bicycles carry you to your rest,” said his brother, Alex Ungerman. “Thanks again to everyone who has reached out with kind words or actions. Your love has buoyed us up in these troubled waters.”
Provo Bicycle Collective is hosting a memorial bike ride of silence for Andrew Ungerman tonight. Those who would like to participate can meet in front of the Courthouse at University Avenue and Center Street at 6:30 p.m.