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Body of missing 26-year-old Texas man found in Grand Teton National Park


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The following is a news release from the National Park Service.

MOOSE, Wyoming — Search teams located the body of missing 26-year-old Texas man Jared Hembree Sunday in Grand Teton National Park. His body was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the park.

Rangers arrived to the scene and recovered Hembree’s remains. The National Park Service and Teton County Sherriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into what occurred.

A search was initiated Thursday, October 21, after park law enforcement received a call expressing concern about Hembree’s welfare after an interaction with him outside of the park’s eastern boundary. Hembree’s vehicle was located unattended at Game Warden Point parking area in the eastern part of the park.

The four-day intensive search involved more than 80 people, including Grand Teton park staff, the Teton County Sherriff’s Office, Teton County Search and Rescue, Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue, the Civil Air Patrol and the Wyoming Highway Patrol. TCSAR provided assistance with a helicopter and a drone. The Civil Air Patrol provided assistance with a fixed-wing airplane. Search and rescue dog teams and horse teams were also involved.

The park and all those involved in the search extend their condolences to Jared Hembree’s family and friends.