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BRIGHAM CITY — A young Box Elder County farmer remains missing three weeks after he was last seen just over the Utah line in Montello, Nevada, and a Box Elder County sheriff’s official said Thursday the case is an active criminal investigation. “We are looking at all avenues as to why he’s missing,” Box Elder Chief Deputy Cade Palmer said of Dylan Rounds, 19, who lived in a trailer at his farm in the Lucin area on the county’s western edge. “Our son did not walk into the desert and disappear,” Rounds’ mother, Candice Cooley, of Twin Falls, Idaho, said in a Facebook post. “His farm and everything he’s worked for is out there and someone knows something.” She said her son was last seen in Montello on May 27 and that his boots were found three days later behind a dirt pile about 5 miles west of his farm. The parents have offered a $20,000 reward for information about Rounds. Palmer declined to release further information about the disappearance due to the criminal investigation. But regarding the search, he said Box Elder deputies have covered 3,000 miles in their searching. Numerous law enforcement and search and rescue units have helped, such as the Box Elder County Horse Posse, the Elko County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office, Weber County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Aero Bureau. Palmer said anyone with information about Rounds’ disappearance can call the sheriff’s office at 434-723-5227, ext. 3894 or 3131. Efforts to contact Cooley were not immediately successful.