The car of a Massachusetts man who had been missing for two weeks has been found in New Hampshire, police said

Authorities are searching for a Cambridge man who was last known to have gone hiking in New Hampshire and not been seen in two weeks.

William Neal Donovan, 65, is believed to have been hiking near Bretton Woods on April 16 because his car was found in the area. However, conservation officers were unable to find him during a search of the area over the weekend, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Conservation officers were informed that Donovan's vehicle was found late Sunday afternoon in the Crawford Path parking lot in Carroll, the agency said in a news release. Officers then searched many nearby trails and drainage areas but found no evidence that he had been there or any clues to his whereabouts.

Conservation officers also searched Donovan's vehicle and found hiking gear suitable for the White Mountains, the agency said. He is an avid hiker and authorities believe he went on a hike but have not been able to confirm this.

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So far, authorities' investigation suggests he arrived in the area on April 16, but his intentions and travel route are unknown, the agency said. The Cambridge Police Department at one point conducted a welfare check at his home, where he lives alone, and found a handwritten note indicating that he wanted to climb Mount Jefferson or Mount Adams.

Because Donovan has been missing for two weeks now, the search for him around Bretton Woods has been suspended until new leads are uncovered, the department said. Conservation officials are asking the local hiking community and anyone who knows Donovan and has information about his whereabouts to contact them at (603) 846-3333 or email Lt. Mark Ober at [email protected] to send.

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