Family, friends raise $10,000 for information on missing Lafayette man

Missing Lafayette man

Nathaniel Tallman. (Photo: courtesy of Zalyn Lee)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Family and friends of a missing Lafayette man announced Wednesday they have raised $10,000 on his behalf.

The raised funds will go towards reward money for information surrounding the missing man’s disappearance or current location of him or his vehicle, said friend Stefan Dorwart.

25-year-old Nathaniel Tallman left his town home the afternoon of Jan. 21 and hasn’t been heard from since.

LINK: Family, friends seek help in search for missing Lafayette man

“It’s the most horrible thing you could ever imagine,” Kevin Tallman, Nathaniel’s father told FOX31 Denver. “The good news is that we don’t have any bad news that he won’t be with us anymore. So we’re hoping and praying that people will help and find our son.”

Nathaniel told a roommate Tuesday he was meeting someone in Longmont. He drove off in his 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Rally with temporary plates. The car has yet to turn up either.

The missing man’s friends have also distributed flyers in Lafayette and in Longmont in an effort to find him.

“We have tried every jail, police department, hospital,” said Zalyn Lee, Nathaniel’s friend. “I’ve tried towing companies. We’ve tried every possible avenue to figure out even where his car might be. We’ve turned up nothing.”

Nathaniel’s mother said her son’s disappearance was totally out of character and that they usually spoke half a dozen times a day.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lafayette police at 303-665-5571 or the Norther Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Friends and family are also encouraging people with information to call the Reward Tip Line at 303-657-1639.