A Milford man who was reported missing on March 28 was found early this morning in a camping shelter along a hiking trail on Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vt.
Police did not provide information as to Theodore Chittem's condition when he was found at 4:10 a.m. on March 31, only that he was transported to an area hospital for a medical evaluation.
Chittem, 49, was located following a search by members of the Stowe Police Department, Stowe Mountain Rescue Unit and Vermont State Police, which was set off when members of the Stowe Police Department located Chittem’s vehicle at the base of Mount Mansfield on March 30.
Mount Mansfield, home to Stowe ski resort, is Vermont's highest peak, rising to about 4,300 feet.
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Milford Police are reaching out to the public and police departments throughout New England for help locating a resident who has been reported missing.
Theodore Chittem, 49, was last seen in Milford on March 24, police said. "Family and friends have not had any contact with Chittem and are concerned for his welfare," according to the report, which was just released.
Chittem is described as a white male who is 49 years of age, 5-feet, 6-inches tall, and 180 pounds. He has brown hair, green eyes, and wears glasses.
Chittem is believed to be operating a 2008, white four-door Honda Civic, bearing Connecticut registration 253-WTE.
Investigators have received information that Chittem frequents the Vermont and New Hampshire areas and is an outdoors enthusiast.
As such, said Milford Police Department spokesman Jeff Neilsen, "We've notified other law enforcement agencies within the state of Connecticut and throughout New England."
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Theodore Chittem is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 203-878-6551 or visit www.milfordpd.org and click “Crime Tips."