Gabby Petito is certainly one of three individuals who went lacking in or close to Grand Teton Nationwide Park this summer season.
Petito, 22, was within the midst of a cross-country van journey along with her additionally lacking boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, when she disappeared in late August. Her household final spoke along with her Aug. 24, when she mentioned they had been in Utah, headed to Wyoming to see the Tetons.
Rangers are looking for the 5-foot-5 Petito within the Teton backcountry — however she’s not the one lacking individual on their radar there, authorities mentioned.
The final hint of Robert Lowery, a traveler from Texas, was a ping from his cellphone in Jackson on Aug. 23, police instructed the Jackson Gap Information & Information.
The 46-year-old was seen on video from Aug. 19 at a restaurant at Jackson Gap Mountain Resort in Teton Village, and should have taken a trip in a Lyft the next day.
Lowery had by no means been to the world earlier than, his sister, Leigh Lowery, instructed the paper, and had just lately gotten a sleeping bag and a tent, however had no tenting expertise.
Earlier than Lowery left his dwelling in Houston, he canceled his mail, Jackson sheriff’s Deputy Chad Sachse instructed the paper.
Within the third case, Cian McLaughlin, 27, was final seen June 8 mountaineering within the park by an area resident with out a backpack. He was reported lacking 4 days later.
The park carried out an investigation that concerned ideas from greater than 140 folks, and greater than 45 helicopter searches, some utilizing thermal imaging cameras and different high-tech tools. No hint of McLaughlin was discovered.
Neither the Division of the Inside, which oversees the Nationwide Park Service, nor the Division of Agriculture’s US Forest Service retains monitor of how many individuals vanish in American wilderness areas every year, however researchers counsel the quantity might be within the a whole bunch.
Teton Park spokesman C.J. Adams instructed the paper there was no recognized connection between the three lacking individuals, or their instances.