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    WY - Fauna Jackson, 16, Teton National Park, 4 Aug 2016

    https://www.facebook.com/GrandTetonN...type=3&theater

    Last seen in a long-sleeved green Find Your Parks shirt, tan pants and a white hat.

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    Fauna's FB:

    https://www.facebook.com/fauna.jackson

    I also found her IG and on the most recent picture that she posted (yesterday), she said that she would be home tomorrow. From her SM, it appears as though she was doing some type of summer program in the Jackson area.

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    http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/c...f04633bcf.html

    More info on Fauna and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

    “This morning at about 8:30 a.m. she was last seen approximately east of Triangle X Ranch,” Grand Teton spokeswoman Denise Germann said. “It is believed she was going to take a bathroom break, but she did not return.”

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    Jackson came to northwest Wyoming by way of the Groundwork USA organization, which is partnering with Teton park on trail work, cultural resources and other service projects, Germann said.

    (snip)

    By late afternoon the search area for the missing teen had expanded, Germann said. Missing person fliers had been posted, a Nixle alert had been texted to residents’ phones and rangers were doing “road control” work in the effort to find Jackson, she said.

    Germann said it’s still unclear if Jackson got lost in the woods, had an encounter with an animal, fled or was kidnapped.
    And according to the FB page of the Jackson Hole News & Guide, they've had a lot of resources out searching for her today and will continue with an infrared plane through the night.

    https://www.facebook.com/JHNewsAndGuide/?fref=ts
    Last edited by IDTater; 08-04-2016 at 08:51 PM.

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    I would like to know how far she had to walk to the restrooms, and what kind of road/trail she had to take to get there. Was it a 15 minute walk or much longer? How many days had she been there already?

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    She posted on a picture on IG about a week ago that she was about to leave for Wyoming. According to her father's statements to a Cincinnati reporter, she was due to return home yesterday (the day she went missing), so it seems like she was there for approximately a week. He said she was experienced in the woods and that there has been no activity on her cell phone since she went missing.

    https://twitter.com/karinjohnson

    This describes the break as a "short bathroom break." She was last seen around 8:45 am and park officials received a call around 10 am about her missing.

    https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/news/...is-missing.htm

    Since most of the news releases reference the Triangle X Ranch as being near where she was last seen, I thought I'd add a link to its page.

    http://trianglex.com

    Finally, anecdotally, Mr. IDTater drove through Grand Teton on his way home from a work trip yesterday. We were discussing Fauna's disappearance and that it's the height of the tourist season in the parks. He saw two busses and multiple cars pulled over to snap pictures of a single bison yesterday (bison are abundant and a lone bison isn't that exciting). I say this because we both agreed, that in our experience, the sheer number of people in the area would make it difficult to commit a crime of opportunity (snatching an unwilling teen girl) without witnesses unlikely. But there aren't many other scenarios that make sense, either...

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    So many tourists in Teton never get off of the main road. If she was up in the woods above Triangle X, she might not have been that close to the tourists. I wonder also if taking a bathroom break meant going to a building/portapot, or if it meant more backcountry bathrooming, ie, going deeper into the woods. I will say when we were there recently just outside the park to the east, there were big flashing signs that said "Stay in car. Bears on road."

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    After reading about an experienced guide who fell 2400 feet to his death on July 24, I'm inclined to think she fell. The guide was summiting and was unclipped but his death demonstrates how dangerous it can be out there.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/24/us/gra...g-into-canyon/

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublestop View Post
    So many tourists in Teton never get off of the main road. If she was up in the woods above Triangle X, she might not have been that close to the tourists. I wonder also if taking a bathroom break meant going to a building/portapot, or if it meant more backcountry bathrooming, ie, going deeper into the woods. I will say when we were there recently just outside the park to the east, there were big flashing signs that said "Stay in car. Bears on road."
    Good point about tourists and the main road! It would be interesting to get a better idea of where she was and where she was headed. If she was attacked by a bear, would there be much evidence?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaSkis View Post
    After reading about an experienced guide who fell 2400 feet to his death on July 24, I'm inclined to think she fell. The guide was summiting and was unclipped but his death demonstrates how dangerous it can be out there.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/24/us/gra...g-into-canyon/
    Another good point! I am hoping for answers for this beautiful girl's family.

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    Officials Deeply Concerned About Missing Cincy Teen

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news...park/88282780/

    Overnight search efforts to locate a missing 16-year-old Cincinnati girl in Grand Teton National Park were unsuccessful. The search entered its second day Friday, according to an update on Facebook posted by Grand Teton National Park officials.
    I hope they find her ok. Maybe she wandered off the trail and got lost. It's happened before, especially when people take bathroom breaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaSkis View Post
    After reading about an experienced guide who fell 2400 feet to his death on July 24, I'm inclined to think she fell. The guide was summiting and was unclipped but his death demonstrates how dangerous it can be out there.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/24/us/gra...g-into-canyon/
    It actually looks quite flat in the area where she was last seen: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tr...567704!6m1!1e1

    Also doesn't seem to be as heavily forested as I'd imagined. Very strange. Is there any chance she didn't want to go home the next day and took off?

    Jackson was last seen by her coworkers at approximately 8:45 a.m. near their work location in the park, on the east side of US Highway 89, southwest of Triangle X Ranch. https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/news/...is-missing.htm


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    I'd describe that part of the park as low rolling hills with lots of flat marshy areas where moose are fond of browsing. When it's not tourist season, wildlife is abundant. Over the years I've seen moose, elk, bison, black bears, coyotes, eagles, a gajillion kinds of birds, and even once a grizzly in that general area.
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    Strange....I'd imagine that a bear attack would be quite loud, and evidence would be found. I was thinking maybe she got into a game of Pokemon go and got lost in the woods, but the area isn't super woodsy. I don't know what to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackiebean View Post
    Strange....I'd imagine that a bear attack would be quite loud, and evidence would be found. I was thinking maybe she got into a game of Pokemon go and got lost in the woods, but the area isn't super woodsy. I don't know what to think.

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    Depends on how far away from the ranch, tourists, her work group etc. she went. I would think it would be fairly difficult to get really lost in that area, but a person can fall and injure themselves almost anywhere. Pokemon is a possibility, though. If she wasn't paying attention, that would make it easier to get hurt. But you'd think with all the resources they put into it, they'd have found her if that happened.
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    We made a flyer for Fauna, in case anyone wants to spread the word. So sad and perplexing!

    Hooks Up!

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    Several of the Wyoming Interstate information signs have her listed as an "endangered person" with her clothing and physical description. They say to call 911 if you see her. They were flashing that at 3:30 am and still are now almost 7pm.

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